How to be awesome

This week on Facebook I saw a posting on the rice experiment and I took it as a sign that I should write about positive thinking (I’m into signs). Have you heard of this experiment? Dr Emoto is a researcher and alternative healer from Japan whose experiments on how thoughts can change the molecular structure […]

Internal Sunshine for an EPIC 2014

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me and I’m feeling good… Happy New Year! It’s a new me, it’s a new you … There’s something special about this time of year, right? January sings with renewed hope. There’s fresh air in our lungs. The collective consciousness is upbeat. […]

Vanity : the new black

The hot topic on a breakfast show this week was teenagers posting selfies taken at funerals, pulling faces and stuff, at times with their dead grand-parents. A grey bobbed lady was outraged at the lack of respect, the other two presenters less so. Perhaps the grand-parents were not that nice or they weren’t that close, […]

Emancipation : the sequel

My friend just had a baby! It was an empowering experience for her and she got exactly what she wanted. Why? Because she said ‘no’. She said ‘no’ to the epidural and being induced and ‘yes’ to researching, reading, preparing her body and mind and taking the power back. What an inspiration! And I’m not […]

Lessons in Emancipation

A strange thing happened last Tuesday… I said ‘no’. And it made me realise how much I normally say ‘yes’. It felt good to refuse for a change. It had been a very hard day and I felt it was ‘justified’. The people I said ‘no’ to were also totally cool about it and understanding. I […]

Oh to be Frank!

Hi guys! I wanted to speak to you directly to get closer. Hi. How are you? Me? I’m o-kay. I’ve got blog fright actually. I’ve been feeling shy, self-conscious and silly. I was going to put this off for another day but I thought I’d try something different and just say what is on my […]

One small step for man…

I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. This is one of the top five regrets of the dying. But what does it mean to live a life true to yourself? From the time we’re born we’re looking to our parents to teach […]

adventures in wonderland : the barista, the music-maker and us!

It was a Sunday afternoon in Luzern when the epiphany rolled into the living room. I had been looking at Facebook. It was just a quick session (which is the best kind I think) – I read a few comments people had written in response to some photos I’d posted and I replied to them […]

The Real Deal (nude scenes and strong language)

Last week I turned pro. Did you know? You might have missed it if you are not on Linked In. I listed myself as a writer and it felt a bit sticky. Even now I’m cringing on the inside. But I did it. I don’t know what will come of this besides daily emails inviting […]

My friend Patience

Whoever said patience is a virtue is a freaking genius. Don’t run after the bus, let the bus come to you. There’s a lot we can learn about life from public transport. And right now it seems that waiting to receive what I want is a bit like waiting for the train in India. The train will come – […]