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Keep Digging That Hole….

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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 ego gets in the way... View Article

Protection from Disappointment?

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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 notice in a mindful way... View Article

Going with the Flow…

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‘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 much, however, learning how to... View Article

Philanthropy a Reserve of the Rich?

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“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 50 most generous philanthropists as... View Article

What if?

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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, crime and disconnection? I have... View Article

Surrounded by People – Yet Lonely?

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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 you ask, simply put our... View Article

The Midas Touch

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The city is full of opportunities to touch and we avoid it, stigma and moral panic create boundaries and barriers to platonic social touch. We are rammed up against each other on commuter trains, buses and tubes. Swerving out of the way as we launch ourselves through hoards of people on the high street, everything is about avoiding. How often... View Article

Open Evening @ 8 Queens Parade 15th February 2013

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We are delighted to announce on Friday the 15th February 6pm to 9pm Urban Woot pop-up is hosting an evening to showcase our fabulous collaborators Martine Rose, Rachel Castagne, Elinor Seath, Kelly Swallow, My Rosie Lee, Peter Ibruegger, Marina Belfon-Rose and Levi and Jazzy. You will be able to purchase and order items on the night as well as find... View Article

Beauty and the Beast; Finding an aesthetic through experiencing art in the urban surround

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What is everyday life and what is an art of living? When rushing about from A-B, The familiarity of the daily environment can result in a bland and passive attitude towards the objectivity of the visual aspect of surroundings. Emotional disengagement and alienation can occur. On a subjective level, without taking time to look we often refrain from taking notice.... View Article

Getting a Grip of Time

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New year, new you? Setting goals, making big plans for change then finding yourself a few weeks later unmotivated, fed-up and in the same position? Urban Woot’s launching On the Couch Salons at Blacks Club with conversations about time. The first Salon, with guest speaker Suzanne Hazelton will explore how we view time, with a view to you making more... View Article