August 28, 2018

It is a hot summer evening, the fading light casts shadows across the peaceful walled garden. A typical English scene. But all is not quite as it seems, for around the corner are muffled squeals of excitement as a group of young people approach with robots in tow.  It...

June 19, 2018

Ever wondered what it would be like to get up each morning with no cares in the world and just walk? I think many of us have thoughts of a different kind of life but rarely get the chance to try it. I am just back from walking across Northern Spain on the Camino De San...

November 3, 2017

Sometimes a moment in time is captured for ever. A split-second that changes everything. One minute I was cruising up a river in the rainforest in a dugout canoe in South America, the next I felt a sharp crack. Taking a quick intake of breath, I looked around me expect...

June 28, 2017

I am sitting at my desk with a fan whirring back and forth, it is very distracting!  I wasn’t quite expecting 30 degrees in June but then again, I wasn’t expecting a lot of things that have happened this week.

Life is full of the unexpected. How can we best deal with it...

April 25, 2017

Do you find yourself constantly planning ahead or anticipating what might happen? What impact does it have on you?

I was having a coffee with a friend yesterday and she was saying how she lies awake at night with her over active mind playing out every eventuality for th...

March 28, 2017

I have been watching the Channel four programme Mutiny. In 1789 during the Mutiny on the Bounty, Captain William Bligh is flung off his ship onto a small boat with his loyal crew and is set adrift by the mutineers in the Pacific Ocean. They are left for dead.  In the r...

February 27, 2017

At a time of unexpected challenges when people seem to be more focused on protecting and fighting than embracing and expanding, what do we need? 

I think we need to do all the usual things like standing up for the vulnerable, pushing for new and better ways of living in...

December 12, 2016

What is resilience? A blog post by Penny Gundry

May 9, 2016

We often find that life just takes over, time passes by, and we drift from one day to another living in a kind of ‘crowded space’ in our heads.

We wonder if there is more to life or even if we are missing the point.It is important to give ourselves time to take stock an...

May 9, 2016

Meditation is a mental discipline that involves focussing on a single point of reference to bring oneself into a state of relaxation and awareness. There are many different types of mediation practices. It is used by people to achieve a higher state of consciousness, t...

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