Category Archives: Just how alive are you

True to yourself or fighting it?

  “In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.” C.G. Jung How’s it going? On track? Essential Gifts relished and poured happily into the world? It’s not too late to find them, never too late for that. Gift […]


Rest. So important for everyone, introverts even more so. I don’t think I know anyone who thinks they get enough. I wonder whether it’s the quantity or the quality that I need to adjust. David Whyte looks at what resting is and writes beautifully about stages of rest.   I wonder how far through the […]

Could kindness be the way?

Fiona Robyn, published novelist, psychotherapist, creativity coach and blogger at Writing Our Way Home extended an invitation to join her in a celebration of kindness.   As a practiser of ¬†nonviolent communication¬†and lover of all things kind, in and out of work, I enthusiastically agreed to join in.       This is what arrived […]

Miracles for 2012

      Hello. How are you today? A pleasurific day I hope?     Now, before I reveal the big, big news, did you read The Pleasure Manifesto last week? And did you have an answer to the question? THE question. The one about the rest of your life and how it’s going to […]

Russell puts the pleasure back

Whether you’re a fan of the man or not, Russell Grant is a fantastic example of someone who has put the pleasure back in his life. And I am a huge fan of that.   He asked himself what was missing in his life and got the answer. Music, dance and drama. Here’s an article […]

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