Leaving The Rat Race Takes Courage

 Leaving The Rat Race Takes Courage *Follow up to Maybe You’re Not A Good Person After writing my last post it dawned on me that I had painted a picture of myself that emphasised the ‘not good’ qualities and none of the positive. I realised that the picture I painted…

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The Freedom Road

  “…You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound…”                      …

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Review : Moving From Emptiness – The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

After seeing the trailer for this documentary/movie I was keen to see more. I fell in love with Alok Hsu Kwang-han as I watched, I wanted a Zen art class near me, I wanted the freedom to create from presence, from whatever wants to be expressed through my paint brush.…

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Maybe You’re Not A Good Person?

  “What you run from you run into” ~ Nikita Tweet This! It can be hard to acknowledge and accept that you’re not a ‘good’ person. I pride myself on being a ‘good’ person, thinking if I haven’t got what everyone else has (home of my own, regular income, relationship, family,…

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From Broken Heart to Whole Heart

From Broken Heart to Whole Heart After I split from my last partner I cried a river. It came as a complete surprise to me as logically the relationship had only lasted 3 months and I have been in much longer ones, but I know I was a different person…

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Ignoring Red Flags For Love

Ignoring Red Flags For Love I hold my hands up, I ignored red flags to experience my first fall into love, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I emerged into love, I embraced love, I felt love, my heart opened and flowered in ways I had never felt before and…

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Why I’ve Been Quiet (Do not read if squeamish!)

Sometimes life throws you challenges and sometimes it’s not easy coping when they come. As many of you know from reading my book and my blog, my life has not been a smooth running life, like many reading this I imagine. Life has given me many opportunities to accept what…

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Z Is For ZEN

Yippee!! Today is the last day of the challenge and 26 posts later. I am very pleased that I got this far and did not miss one day and was not even a day late. So today, ZEN. What is Zen?   Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that…

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Y Is For YOUTHFUL

Next year I turn 40 and for most of the time I look around at people my own age and I don’t feel that age at all. Inside me is a 25 year old who is now re-living her misspent youth. When I was a teenager I had a hard challenging time,…

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X Is For XOXO (TOP 10 HUGS and Kisses)

Okay, sooo… as I am coming to the end of this blogging challenge I am cheating today. My theme is feelings and apart from Xenophobic and X’d out I chose something on a list of adjectives and one word was XOXO, totally cheating. XOXO stands for kisses and hugs and totally…

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