Facebook as career coach?

What the hell do you do when your career seems hell-bent on sliding into the mud?  Ask Google and then turn to Facebook, that’s what. Let’s backtrack.  I’ve been a …

Healing Rituals – bringing passion and purpose to life

In this crazy modern world, many of us are desperately seeking to find something to put us in touch, even if just for a moment, with the divine (whatever you …

Conscious writing – how writing from the soul can heal your life

I’ve been earning my living from words for the last 30 years. I’m the author of over 20 non-fiction books and have worked for pretty well all the national newspapers …

Testament (Or, Homage to Walt Whitman)

Right now words are not my friends.  My mind doodles in images only.  Yet still…words are our common currency and, if mine have fled, then needs must I burgle someone …

Biodanza – liberating mind and body through dance

Biodanza claims almost  miraculous effects – more boosting of creativity, more freedom of expression and yes, better sex too. It also leaves you with boundless energy. Its fans claim it …

Gabrielle Roth’s 5-Rhythms – riding the wave

I met Gabrielle Roth many years ago, when I tested out her 5 Rhythms/Life Dance in London.  Sadly she died two years ago, of lung cancer.  I was reading my …

Dance therapy – releasing the body

When we were children we danced, skipped and jumped for sheer joy. We sang and shouted, drew and painted with a total lack of self-consciousness. It wasn’t “art”, it was …

Find your life purpose with the Core Statement

While a lucky few of us know intuitively we are doing exactly the right thing with our lives, the majority of people exist with the nagging feeling that somewhere out …

Who were you as a child?

Who were you as a child?  Who were you before you learned to behave in ways that your family, your teachers, your peers, society deemed ‘correct’?  What were your passions …

Kind Regards – the Lost Art of Letter-Writing

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak.’ So said John Donne, a famous English poet and a committed letter writer, and I couldn’t agree more. If …