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Want to occupy? Tell a story….

I was chatting with a friend today who works in the financial services sector. She isn’t a banker. Let’s call her Amita. Amita watches the telly on Sunday – I didn’t know the show, so I’ve forgotten its name. In any event, someone from the St Paul… Continue reading

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Compassion: seeing you in me and me in you…

In my last post “Responsibility: Where does Gandhi’s Steer Take you?”, I asked the question: What is compassion? I asked this because living the change I want to see means being a compassionate person. I want to see, give, and experience more comp… Continue reading

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Responsibility: where does Gandhi’s steer take you?

Every year since 2007, a friend and I have created themes for the year. I’ve declared 2012 my Year of Responsibility and Service. It isn’t witty, sexy, or funny. And it can be, I’ve found, a bit of a conversation stopper. Twenty-Eleven was Y… Continue reading

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Let yourself go: see yourself, allow yourself to be seen and connect…..

This week, I’m going to let Researcher Brene Brown do the talking…..via a TED talk “The power of vulnerability” Continue reading

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Reflections….

Last day of 2011 and I’m here in the Chicago suburbs, writing in the house where I grew up. Coming here was unexpected; I booked the ticket a few days before Christmas to arrive on Boxing Day and surprise my parents (they were delightfully surpris… Continue reading

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Forgiveness, anger, and breaking old habits….

Last night, I went to a performance at the Roundhouse: Unprovoked. The play was created through the work of The Forgiveness Project. The play tells the story of the knife-murder of a fifteen-year old girl by an eighteen-year old girl and how it is… Continue reading

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Broken Shoes….Be Careful!

Last week I went on a ten day Vipassana meditation course. You don’t get much of an opportunity to talk with others, so I know very little about most of the people who joined me. Ages ranged, I believe, from eighteen to mid-sixties. Economic backg… Continue reading

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Alone, tired, frustrated and scared – in our society….

I’m a practicing mediator (including as a volunteer with an East London mediation service, Common Ground – yes, I am making a flagrant pitch for the organisation!). Today I did some coaching. The objective of the coaching was to help a woman who h… Continue reading

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Because life is a series of collaborations….

I am leaving my half-drafted post about collaboration, which I started last week, aside for the moment. Still want to write about collaboration, but from a different angle than originally intended. Yesterday, I was on a countryside walk (yup, I li… Continue reading

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Learnings along the Cotswold Way….

Last weekend, I went on a four day, fifty mile walk along the Cotswold Way. My friend Olivia Sprinkel and I use these walks for exercise, connection with nature and connection with our selves through focused dialogue, awareness, and meditation. We… Continue reading

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