The Big Learn

Well, now then. I started this blog about two years ago… and a lot has changed. The initial tag line was ‘Build A Dream’, which I was trying to do. The thing is, though, everything has changed. I am not saying I have completely abandoned my dreams – far from. But I have different priorities…

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Health Headlines

“Shock story!”  “Disease risk!”  “…as rates reach record high!” Illness is categorised and then sensationalised.  It is torn apart from it’s counter-part, health, and presented as an entrancing gruesome tit-bit for you to enjoy with your coffee. It is telling that only one out of twelve headline articles on the CNN website is even in…

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There’s A Cat On My Knee / To Play Happily

Sitting with friends, Watching T.V., But the best thing by far, Is the cat on my knee. My mind starts to wander, To fields out yonder; A cottage and hills; a broad, rooted tree. Striding up mountains, Crackling fires. Living the dance: Life a lived chance. As she snuggles and purrs, The way she prefers,…

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Meta Meditation

Otherwise known as loving-kindness meditation, meta meditation increases empathy and compassion for the world around you.  As a practice it comes from the Buddhist tradition, though you need not be Buddhist, or even religious, to benefit from the meditation. To do it, all you need is a quiet spot and either good intentions or the…

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