By the end of this week the September “ZEN+ Journal” issue goes to the printer, so if you want to get in on time you’d better get a wriggle on. Now that Operation Conversion is officially over I’m dedicating the rest of the week to getting The Journal finished. My plan this month is to […]

When the end of the six week school holidays loomed into sight I always used to regret how much time I’d wasted being bored. How much time I’d simply mooched about… Watched TV… Or done nothing worth writing about. And now it’s Ollie’s turn. My 12 year old son won’t even enter into a conversation […]

The Sunday Quote: “To live in accordance with how one thinks. Be yourself but don’t try to impose your criteria on the rest. I don’t expect others to live like me. I want to respect people’s freedom, but I defend my freedom. And that comes with the courage to say what you think, even if […]

The Saturday Quote: “…craftsmanship has been said to consist simply in the desire to do something well, for it’s own sake.” Matthew Crawford I wouldn’t call myself a craftsman, but I have to say there’s a powerful sense of well-being that comes from looking at something you made and thinking: “I made this.” Thanks to […]

At 9pm Clarabella and I like to sit down and watch TV together. We’ve done it for years and over the years we’ve watched a lot of different series. The best being House and Breaking Bad. At the moment we’re working our way through episodes of: Lie to Me It stars Tim Roth as Dr […]

Whoa, The Gaffer’s coming around early this morning. We’ve a lot of ground to cover after narrowly avoiding disaster yesterday. So I’m going to have to make today’s Qigong Daily like a crocodile… Snappy! So how about I share some of the feedback from this months PERFECT Qigong workshops with you? Well okay then. Here […]

I‘m in trouble. It’s 2 days since I last exercised and I hurt more today than I did yesterday. That’s not good. It’s a sign that I really over did it. When you exercise you cause microscopic tears to your muscles. Do too much and it gets uncomfortable. It’s called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DMOS). […]

What’s your name? Are you sure? How certain did you feel when you answered that question? Okay, hold that feeling. Let me ask you another question… “Is there anything you’ve ever wanted with the level of certainty you felt when I asked what your name is… But don’t have yet?” Let me give you an […]

Yesterday at 10am precisely, Operation Conversion (OC) started. Whilst I was away in America, my dad was planning OC. With 50 years in construction he’s an unstoppable force. He started out as an apprentice carpenter and when he became a family man he wanted to spend more time at home and less time on building […]

The Sunday Quote: “The question to ask is… Are we eating the foods we were designed to eat and living the lifestyles our genes are expecting?” Dr Lane Sebring Wow, I woke up with a real hangover this morning. A sugar hangover, because I haven’t had an alcoholic drink in nearly 4 years. But the […]

Happy Birthday Lolly!

August 23, 2014

The Saturday Quote: “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln Crikey! How did my little boy get to be 12 years old? You can see a photo of him here with his presents earlier this morning: And I just noticed, if […]

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Toilet please?

August 22, 2014

There’s only one thing worse than a full Boeing 777-300ER. And that’s a half full 777. Let me explain. I was on my flight home from Toronto, with 15 minutes before takeoff and you could see people’s heads turning. Looking around at the empty seats and all thinking the same thing: “Soon as we reach […]

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A shotgun, a tattoo
and the Cosmic Shower…

August 21, 2014

I‘m back. And I’ve just spent my first night in my most favourite place in the whole wide world… Me bed =) It feels like there’s still a lot of dust to settle from the PERFECT Qigong USA trip, but I’ll do my best to get pictures and any useful information up and available ASAP. […]

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Am I Anti-Spiritual?

August 10, 2014

The Sunday Quote: “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” Paramahansa Yogananda 7 years ago someone asked my teacher what his favourite book was. After a short pause he replied: “Autobiography of a Yogi” And of course we all […]

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I’ll be keeping this in my pocket
for the next 10 days…

August 9, 2014

The Saturday Quote: “Whatever the present moment contains accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.” Eckhart Tolle There once was a time when all I needed was my passport, toothbrush and […]

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