Is there someone you really appreciate? Your mum, dad, a fireman, a nurse, a vet? Are you grateful to someone for their kindness, love, understanding, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on? If you are, then why not make a little video to thank them? Peace in our Lifetime want to raise awareness of Peace Days Global Ceasefire on September the 21st. Peace is created everyday by people like you and me. If someone has touched your life then why not take the opportunity to acknowledge them, and inspire others. For more information about Peace in Our Lifetime and the steps you need to take to create your own video, please go to - http://www.trunity.net/PIOLT/topics/view/48803/ Thank you for the peace [...]
What do I mean by acceptance equals freedom? Let me start by giving you an example of not accepting something... Kim and Tom have been married for over ten years. Kim complains that Tom is incredibly untidy, actually she thinks their study looks like a 'pig sty'. Any time Kim walks past the study, and catches sight of the 'mess', she feels irritated. If Kim is having a 'good day', her irritation is relatively minor, but if she's having a' bad day', oh boy! does she feel disgusted and judgemental! Deep down Kim thinks that Tom is inconsiderate, and interprets his behavior to mean that he doesn't really love her; after all if he did, he would be willing to change [...]
They say that '9 out of 10 marriages fail after the death of a child'. Fiona Mclarty was happily married to her husband Imran. She had a great job working with him at Landmark Education. In 2002 her dreams were shattered. Today I talk to Fiona Mclarty about her experience of losing her son, and the impact on her relationship with Imran. Fiona really illustrates how it is possible for a couple to go through, what could be described as 'a parents worst nightmare' and come through it feeling healed. Do listen to this extraordinary interview.... Click here for interview >> Fiona has asked me to include a video of her friends Karen, Shane and Sierra. Like her baby boy, Sierra [...]
'Lone parent', 'Single parent', whatever the label, it seems that one parent households are on the increase. 'The Office for National Statistics said children in the UK were three times more likely to live in one-parent households than they were in 1972.' BBC Today I talk to Hugh Sandie, about his experience of parenting his daughter Amelia, after he and his partners relationship broke down. The interview is just under 12 minutes long. Click here for the interview However impossible it may seem, the reality is, that if parents want a great relationship with their children, it's important they work towards a good relationship with their ex partner. It's not about liking your 'ex', or agreeing with them, but about finding [...]
Recently I was sent a wonderful film of a friendship that develops between a dog and an Orangutan. I love the way that both animals find a way of relating to each other that really serves them both. In a way, all relationships 'serve us', though at the time it may not be apparent! Our 'enemies', or people we 'clash' with, can teach us some of our biggest lessons, and in hindsight, be a real gift. For me, a real friend is someone who accepts me for who I am, and encourages me to grow and develop in a way that serves my higher good. I remember a song from years ago, that was written by James Taylor, called 'You've got [...]
We all have different ways of expressing our love and when our partner does it differently it can lead to upset. Today I'm talking to Teresa Perez (from ChoiceRelationship) about the Language of Love and the Love Thermostat. To hear the interview click on this link The Language of Love Interview lasts just under 15 mins Speak soon ......
Photo taken from Viva Lewes magazine When it comes to 'finding love' do you leave it to Cupid and trust that the universe will find you the ‘perfect mate’ or do you search the internet, scour the ‘lonely hearts’ section and sign up for the next ‘speed dating event’? If you don’t have a partner yet it is very likely that you have already given some thought to the kind of person you would be interested in: you may even have a long list of requirements’! Your ‘Ideal partner’ list may not be public knowledge, it may just be stored in your head, but if you put it down on paper it may look something like this…. Must have …. Dark [...]
There is no doubt that we are where we are due to the efforts of past generations. I'm sure that if some of our ancestors were alive today they would be shocked at the way civilisation has changed. We have much to thank previous generations for, after all millions died so that we could be 'free': but what about the next generation, will they have much to thank us for? We don't have to 'suffer' in order to contribute to the next generation, on the contrary we can contribute by being joyful, peaceful and loving. There are lots of people who believe that they're separate from the rest of humanity, living in 'their own little world' but the reality is that [...]
I received a film today from a dear friend of mine. 'You Are The Light Of The World' is all about making a difference. It's really easy for us to forget that each one of us can make a difference. Even the smallest thing, like a smile, can change someone's day. A kind word in times of crisis can even change a persons life. Remember that you can make a difference where ever you are and who ever you are with, right now! The film is less than 5 mins long, so when you have some time, do sit down, watch it and enjoy. http://www.lightmovie.com/ Speak soon ....