Feeling alone?

A report out today has found a quarter of Londoners say they feel lonely some or all of the time.   I guess there are times when we might say that we have felt alone with no-one to talk to or share our thoughts with.  Two types of loneliness can be identified:  social loneliness and emotional loneliness.  With so many people using London as a transient base these days people don’t always have the time to get to know others and form social friendships.  Emotional loneliness occurs when people feel alone with their problems which can happen even when part…

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When was the last time you unleashed your Joy?

When was the last time you unleashed your Joy?

When I saw this painting this morning it really touched me. The first thing I noticed were the butterflies which I always feel drawn to. The butterfly is a symbol of change. The first butterfly I noticed was the green one close to the heart area. How many of us live life with closed hearts, defending ourselves from previous hurts, slights, judgments, rejections and pain. Unfortunately when things go wrong our natural default mechanism is to be wary; to hold ourselves back, to keep ourselves safe. We condition ourselves to believe that things will always be a certain way or…

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Organising a Festival – one week to go

Well with just over a week to go the pace is hotting up.  Phone calls and emails are increasing and people are starting ask more questions about the event and the workshops.  The Heartbeat Group of organisers are in constant contact as decisions need to be made.  Its all systems go now. I’ve sent out emails to all the workshop leaders but some are having trouble reading them – I thought when I bought a new computer that sending emails would be easier not harder but now having to convert text, send as old files – the technology is doing…

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Organising a festival

For two years now I have been involved in the organisation of a festival at Gaunts House as part of the Heartbeat team.  I am the workshop coordinator for the event organising over 130 workshops over 4 days plus running my own workshop.   Gaunts is home to a Community of Profound Learning (CPL) – a spiritually based and holistic minded group of free thinkers committed to exploring and supporting the evolution of consciousness. The festival is called the Gaunts House Summer Gathering and started its life as a  meet up for everyone connected to the Gaunts Community to come together for…

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