Living

Keep Digging That Hole….

Keeping a check on ourselves when we communicate with others is pretty important I feel, what we put out there contributes to how we view and value ourselves. The more our actions match our words, the more we are valuing ourselves and projecting an energy of self-respect. When we don’t speak the truth or our

Protection from Disappointment?

I am becoming more aware of how to avoid disappointment… This involves carefully noticing how others behave in relation to invitations, offers of help and support… I have stopped expecting people to be as I am – if I say I’m going to do something I will (exceptions being drastic unforeseen circumstances). Instead I now

Going with the Flow…

‘Don’t push the river’ Ever feel blocked, stuck, frustrated, angry, irritated, disappointed and unable to make a decision? You know those times where you have energy blocks so it feels as though no matter what you do it will be the wrong move? What is possible in this situation? Often times it feels like not

Philanthropy a Reserve of the Rich?

“Love of humanity” Philanthropy appears to be another area that has become commonly associated with money, having money to be philanthropic, to donate or support financially causes that one sees are deserving or aligned with ones own values. I searched ‘philanthropists’ on google, after the obvious wiki definition next up is a list of the

What if?

What if the values you hold dear are usurped by your need to generate income, feed your family, your physical desires or are secondary to achieving status? How do we combat the dehumanisation of what we are exposed to through the media, the way we watch war, destruction and devastation of communities through natural disasters,

Surrounded by People – Yet Lonely?

When things go a different direction from the expected… The last few weeks have been eventful to say the least! I have been working in Krakow with some amazing people who provide care and support to women who have been trafficked and their families. What’s this got to do with a ‘Joyful Life’? I hear

Pie & Pudding with a side of Harriet Starling and the Good Honey’s

To celebrate our triumphant delivery of great nights of PIE Urban Woot and Little Jack Horner’s are delighted to announce a special last pie & pudding night with music by Harriet Starling and the Good Honey’s. Enjoy fabulous food with a side of starling! Harriet Starling and the Good Honeys blend bluegrass, swamp blues and

What does religion/spirituality have to offer to modern urban life?

Many Londoners associate the religious or spiritual life with out-dated traditions of our grandparents and ancient steeples in the countryside—a relic of the past that is of not much relevance to busy city people in the 21st century. However, empirical research repeatedly chronicles benefits of religious activities on measures of physical and psychological health. In

How to genetically engineer your new body

The recent paradigm-shattering changes coming from physics’ new quantum understanding have changed the way that science perceives the universe and everything we see in it. More recently this dawning awareness has been applied to understanding the human condition and the biological sciences. I love the possibilities offered by quantum physics and I find great inspiration