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a moonthly journal of my creative outpourings

Cogs Are Turning

Cogs Are Turning

This month I did something I have never done before in the middle of a big project. I took a month off. Well not exactly, I packed up a house I’d lived in for 20 years and had a week's holiday on a wide beam...

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Winding Down and Winding Up

Winding Down and Winding Up

The two pillars in the High Priestess card in the Tarot represent Involution and Evolution. Involution is like a winding down, or curling up, and it leads to evolution when it unfolds again. Reflecting on this natural...

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Crossing Over

Crossing Over

This month sees a couple of new crossings over. One of them was planned and the other unexpected and accidental. Crossing #1 : Non-fiction to fiction The first planned crossing is from non-fiction author to...

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Being Seen and Heard

Being Seen and Heard

Being Seen This month I did something I have been meaning to do for ages, I had some new photography done for my site. The wonderful Maria O'Brien of Haiga Photography popped over to my house on a glorious...

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The Turning Point

The Turning Point

This January, I did something that I had not done for a number of years. I started out by taking my foot off the gas. Partly ticking off something from the bucket list and partly winding up my 60th year with some fellow...

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Phases of Life

Phases of Life

This month saw the unexpected passing of my mother-in-law. She has been in a care home for 8 years and wasn't ill (for once). She had had a happy day, laughing and joking and was chatting to my father-in-law watching TV...

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My Biz My Way Part 2

My Biz My Way Part 2

This time last year I was invited by Judith Morgan to reflect on how I did my business my way. A year on, or another Sun orbit, I thought it worthwhile to reflect on how it all went. You can read the first...

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Paths of Return

Paths of Return

The Paths of Return This month has been nothing less than amazing ... and that's after a load of amazing months. It has been a time when many threads have come together and many seeds planted years ago finally...

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The Slowest Book I’ve Written

The Slowest Book I’ve Written

In 2012, on September 3rd, I started writing what became my quickest book called This We Know. 14 days later, on the 17th September (that same year), a copy of the print version arrived in the post - and it was available...

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A Blog Going Back to Basics

A Blog Going Back to Basics

© gabrielle cole When blogs first came about, they were mainly designed to act as a chronological journal. Some still are but many, including this one, are repositories of articles, often categorised to make blogs easier...

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One Million Listens

One Million Listens

This month I reached a milestone which was not in my wildest of wild dreams and not on any To Do List, or set of goals. My meditations and podcasts on mindfulness have been listened to over 1 million times. When we hit...

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How to Spot a Humangel

How to Spot a Humangel

From time to time an angel reincarnates on the Earth plane. They are normally from the lower ranks. Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart is good example of one. They are known as Humangels. They come to...

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A Podcast Pot Pourri

A Podcast Pot Pourri

After somewhat of a hiatus, due to not one but two books being written, I've started podcasting again, as both interviewee and interviewer. Like buses you've been standing around waiting for, they seem to all come at...

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My Biz My Way

My Biz My Way

This month I begin my 61st orbit of our home star on Spaceship Earth. This means I turn 60. Incidentally, that's a journey of over 35 billion miles around the Sun! It seems somewhat appropriate to mark the occasion with...

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Live Meditations at the Wellness Day

I'm thrilled to have been invited to deliver several live meditations at the Wellness Day at G-Live ... find out what it's all about in this interview with Stacey Mcintyre ... ... and here's what I will be doing on the...

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How to Master Time

How to Master Time

Invest an hour of your time listening to this interview with Smita Joshi and I guarantee you will discover at least one tip which will give you that hour back ...

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Another Quarter Billion Miles

The Earth travels over a half billion miles each year as it orbits around the Sun. So today, on the Winter Solstice, you can think of as being the end of one orbit and the start of the next. It's a good time to reflect...

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Change Your Mind Change Your Time

The normal human mind is only capable of experiencing one thought at a time. If you think about the past or the future, your attention is diverted from what you are focussing on at any one time. As our mind is prone to...

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21 Days of Meditation

My new 21 day meditation re-treat is a pebble I dropped in the pond a couple of months back. It is making some lovely ripples and waves. Here's a Tweet stream from Johan Falk in Sweden that describes the journey in a way...

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A Quarter Billion Miles

A Quarter Billion Miles

The Earth travels over a half billion miles each year as it orbits around the Sun. So today, on the Summer Solstice, we're 1/4 of a billion miles into that journey. It's a good time to reflect on the journey so far and...

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The Business of Mindfulness

My book The Authority Guide to Mindfulness explores how we can use the practice of mindfulness meditation for real world outcomes. Being a practical book too, it doesn't just talk about the subject but it comes with the...

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1+1+1=7

1+1+1=7

At the end of last year, I had made a switch. Or more accurately a switch had been made for me. Instead of being an author who created meditations to augment his books, I became a full blown meditation creator and...

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A Year for Stepping Up

A Year for Stepping Up

Before embarking on another year, it pays dividends to reflect on the year just gone. For me, 2016 was one amazing year and an example of how any formal goal setting can actually hamper our progress. So-called "SMART...

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A Map of the Heart

A Map of the Heart

Line 1 : Meditations These 10 meditations accompany my new book, The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness. Travel time is just 100 minutes stopping at each 'station' for 10 minutes over 10 days. Buy the book and ride...

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Meditation : Your Ally in Transition

Meditation : Your Ally in Transition

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Master Charles Cannon on the Zone Show recently after reading his book, Living an Awakened Life. I highly recommend the book and you can listen to the podcast here. Around 26m30s...

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Three Wise Men [2016]

Three Wise Men [2016]

It's traditional around this time of year for Three Wise Men to come from the East bearing gifts. This year on the Zone Show podcast is no different, apart from two of them hailing from the West, namely Mitch Horowitz...

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Meditation is Better Than Cookies

Meditation is Better Than Cookies

After listening to one of my sample meditations on the free Insight Timer app, Dr Ashley Curiel got in touch. She read my new book and listened to the 10 companion meditations for 10 days. Here's what she had to say...

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Cataracts of the Third Eye

Cataracts of the Third Eye

Earlier this week, as I shook the hand of the eye surgeon, Mr Simon Horgan, after having the second of two cataracts removed, I said, “No more eyes to do then". As soon as I said this, I realised that we all possess a...

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The Cascade of Creativity

The difference between people who have success with their ideas and people who just have brilliant ideas is their ability and propensity for getting things done. Some people are naturals at making things happen and...

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Minds of Manifestation

You may have come across the idea of creating a vision board which pictorially represents and encapsulates your dreams. They are reasonably effective tools for delivery of our goals. When it comes to manifestation, if...

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Applications of the Pineal Ray

Just as for our heart, each of our chakra points has a ray associated with it. These rays are bi-directional so they receive and transmit. They can be directed anywhere in time and space and focused, softened or...

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Applications of the Heart Ray

Several hundred thousands of years ago, humankind went through a magical stage in their evolution. They got 'The Word' and became self-aware. The acquisition of self-awareness may have been gradual, or overnight, as such...

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Just a Month

Just a Month

There's something intriguing happening to time that I feel I should share with you. Time as we know it is a'changin' and the speed of its passage becoming controllable by our state of consciousness. While many people...

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Streams of Thought

Streams of Thought

Albert Einstein was renowned for his thought experiments. The whole Theory of Relativity came from him musing whimsically about what it would be like to ride on a beam of light. Now neuroscientists are not totally sure...

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Three Wise Men [2015]

For quite some time this year, I had only female guests on the Zone Show. I was starting to think that the intelligent male of the species we call 'homo sapiens' had left the planet. In the same way buses have the habit...

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May on the Zone Show

May on the Zone Show

This month on the podcast has been amazing with another eclectic set of guests, now taking the show to 120,000 listeners. If you've been a guest or listener, I would be ever so grateful for your help. You can listen to...

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Living in the Loving Zone

It's said that when you love the work you do, with people you love to be with, then you will never work as such again. I am blessed with this kind of life and while out walking my dogs this morning, it 'came to me' that...

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Mindblowing Indecision

Do you ever get the feeling you don’t know if you are coming or going some days? Perhaps you feel you are continually at a fork in the road, not knowing whether to turn left or right. You may simply be suffering from...

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April on the Zone Show

After reaching the 100,000 listeners milestone last month, the podcast has subtly morphed from being a 'nice-thing-to-do' to being a business. I have realised the 'business-in-hand' is to take a proactive role in...

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Awakening with Heart

There was a time when our ancestors walked the planet who were very like us physically, yet they had not developed fully what we take for granted these days. They did not possess our magical ability to be self-aware....

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Who’s ‘Watching’ Over You ?

Who’s ‘Watching’ Over You ?

watch [verb] : to observe, to keep a look out, to view watch [noun] : a timepiece, a chronometer (worn on the wrist or carried in a pocket) From when we are born until we leave the planet, time is superimposed upon us...

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Switching to EMT

Switching to EMT

Extended Me Time - EMT People of the world work to all sorts of different times standards. For some of the year, the UK is on GMT, at other times it shifts by an hour to BST. I interview guests for the Zone Show podcast...

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Your Best Year Yet

Your Best Year Yet

As we embark on a new orbit of the Sun, it not only pays dividends to make plans for the next year ahead but also to reflect on what unfolded in the year just gone. That was 2015 For me, 2015 was a year of generation...

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A Synthesis of Time

A Synthesis of Time

As we approach the feast of Christmas, very often another temporal milestone gets missed and that's the Winter Solstice. Both dates have their significance and their differences. The 25th December is a man-made date that...

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Temporal Alchemy

Quarter 4 : Five Temporal Takeaways This is the last of four sneak previews of what's inside my forthcoming book, Managing Time Mindfully, published on the 11th December 2015 Temporal Takeaway #1: We can become hampered...

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Managing Time

Quarter 3 : Five Temporal Takeaways This is the third of four sneak previews of what's inside my forthcoming book, Managing Time Mindfully, published on the 11th December 2015. Temporal Takeaway #1: When we...

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