The experience of “Experience Week” at Findhorn Foundation

What is it? The Findhorn Foundation is at the centre of a community of 500+ people who support the vision of making a better world, starting within. They run workshops, conferences and events to enable people to be the best versions of themselves. Therefore be the change they want to see in the world. It […]

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Why we have a regular relationship check in

Netflix and Chill? I think it is very strange that our society does not adequately prepare us for the challenges of a long term intimate relationship. Much of the relationship help is for when things have probably gone too far. Regular preventative, or maintenance, exercises are not generally considered. Cultivating open and honest conversations about […]

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Soulful Simplicity – Book Review

I don’t buy many books new, being an aspiring minimalist. Managing a book swap in Stratford Station, and having a number of magazine subscriptions, means that I have quite a lot of reading material. However I requested this book for Christmas after following Courtney’s blog, bemorewithless.com for around 4 years. The blog content is around […]

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A game that gives exactly what you need

I first heard about Social Muscle Club in an email from Shambala festival. I was going to the festival and the organisers of the Social Muscle Club game wanted to find table hosts. I was intrigued, it was billed as part game and part interactive theatre, sharing experiences, and activities, not stuff. Also facilitating the non-financial […]

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My allotment is featured in West Essex Life Magazine

As some of my readers know I share an allotment with my friends in Wanstead (East London), just up the Central Line from where I live. We have been working on permaculture and no dig principles, experimenting with different plants and pest control. A wormary has just been installed, along with a Bokashi composting system. […]

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#OneMoreThing? What can your next hotel do? (Part 2)

Building on my post “What can your next hotel do? (Part 1)” I discuss some more initiatives hotels can perform to have a more positive impact on guests, staff, environment and local community. This list is in no way exhaustive. I fully acknowledge that every item is not practical, or possible, for every establishment. The aim is […]

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#OneMoreThing? What can your next hotel do? (Part 1)

The global hotel industry is huge, quite mind bogglingly huge. Estimates vary wildly from 187,000 to 500,000, if you include formal B&B’s.  This does not include most Airbnb. Also these numbers are  establishments not beds! The potential impact of new standards of what guests expect, or ask for, is massive. Like when the public sector decides […]

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Making your Facebook news feed work for you

As with the rest of the internet I believe Facebook can be used as a force for good, or a force for evil. My Facebook news feed can be, a useful, inspiring source of information, or a depressing place of material adverts and negativity. You have more of a say on what you see than […]

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Coaching helps you to help yourself

I recently spent two days finding out more about coaching and wanted to share this experience.  But what is coaching?  Maybe it’s easier to say what it is not.  It is not; sports coaching, counselling, therapy, navel gazing, self indulgent or new age. What I’m talking about is a person you don’t know, who is […]

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Getting positive about the media

For a number of years I had been subconsciously disengaging with main stream media.  I found it either negative and depressing, or crass and frivolous.  My only option seemed to be to limit my intake. Therefore not really know what is going on.  Not what I wanted. I stumbled across a copy of Positive News […]

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