practical enlightenment


If you’re too stressed to read a whole blog post, try this instead 8 steps to avoid burn out 1) First, visualize very gently leading your inner child to a safe place for a nap 2) Calm the F*ck Down 3) Get a reality check on everything you think you HAVE [...]

Are you America’s Next Top Martyr? How to suck less ...


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Transformation soup:     Each and every time it is deliciously different. The flavor exquisite yet unrepeatable because the recipe is dictated by the unique ingredients.           Portions: Serves the world   Ingredients: One bunch of wilted people A couple of decades of experience Equal measures [...]

A recipe for healing, growth and transformation



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There is no aspect of life more ripe with opportunities to grow than our relationships.  It also seems to be perhaps the most difficult and often painful way to learn.   Sometimes, I get the distinct impression that I may have been a little over confident when I signed up [...]

The rollercoaster of unhealthy relationships


Being in the business of helping people, it’s a little annoying that it always seems so much more difficult when I’m dealing with my own problems.   Undoubtedly it’s all due to a lack of perspective and not being able to see the wood for the trees.    Sometimes the [...]

How To Make Anything Better



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I am not a pilot, brain-surgeon or rocket scientist. Nor am I planning the invasion of a small country, yet you could be forgiven for thinking so, judging by my ruthless obsession with increasing efficiency. I am doing more things, more quickly than I even thought possible. I am communicating [...]

Life Lessons from a Dying Man


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Holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year but they can also be the most difficult.   There is something about the message that this particular time should be full of joy that can create a lot more pressure for people who aren’t feeling particularly joyful for various [...]

How to survive the most wonderful time of the year ...



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Anger and how to deal with it has captured my attention of late and whilst I would love this to be strictly attributable to my continuing evolution towards enlightenment, I have to say that my motivation is not entirely altruistic. When being a good person isn’t enough motivation to turn [...]

Anger Management


Announcing the Practical Enlightenment series: for which I invite you to get your big girl (or boy) panties on and grab a flashlight as we dive under the bed of your subconscious to confront and conquer the monsters lurking there. Over the years, I have discovered that trying not to [...]

The monsters under the bed