Just after 6am this morning I sat down and got my ‘Power Hour’ – as Ollie calls it – started with gratitude. One thing I’ve learned about gratitude is you can’t think it. You have to feel it at a gut level. Something else I’ve noticed as my gratitude practice deepens is I’m starting to […]

I love getting questions. Answering them is how I learn new stuff and get exposed to new ideas. Though these days I only have time to answer those that come from my clients and customers. Which makes sense when you consider they’re the ones that put food on my table. Anyway… I got a great […]

Does anyone know the name of the water you’re sat on?” Asked John as he handed out orange squash. John is ex-army and one of the instructors/guides at Exmoor Calvert Trust. Me and the other kids and carers in the canoes haven’t got a clue. “Wistlandpound réservoir and Charlie knows a story about the reservoir […]

Well, Ollie’s happy. He’s got a half day at school today. How come? Well at 2pm we’re heading off to Exmoor National Park for a weekend of outdoor activities. As I sat down last night working out what to pack for the trip I noticed I didn’t need anything relating to my ZEN+ practice. I […]

Funny how things turn out isn’t it? Let me give you an example. At the start of this week, if you’d’ve asked me what I was doing at the weekend I’d have told you it involved several trips to the recycling depot to offload all the junk created in building my Woffice. But I would’ve […]

I like to get up at 6am, six days a week and spend my first waking hour on self cultivation. Reading Mindfulness Meditation Contemplation Gratitdue That kinda stuff. I pick and choose depending on how I feel when I wake up. Some days I might do nothing but read. Other days I might do a […]

I got a very polite email yesterday from a man asking why my books are so expensive. Tis a fair question. When you consider that 3 of my books: Shaolin Chi Kung – $37 Smiling From The Heart – $37 Qigong356 – $17 Are currently only available in electronic PDF format, yes, their prices are […]

I received this email over the weekend: “Studying and practicing under you has in many ways revolutionised my life. I am not sure if I could have survived the last almost three years without your input into my life. I feel like you are my friend, my confident, and my mentor.” Steven Shorrock As you […]

The Sunday Quote: “… all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.” Bill Hicks I couldn’t sleep last night. I was tired, but I was wired. I […]

The Saturday Quote: “Use it or lose it.” Jimmy Conners Sure, the use it or lose it quote could probably be attributed to quite a few different people. But I like Jimmy Conners. I remember my mum being a hardcore tennis fan and seeing Bjorn Bjork, John Mcenroe, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Conners all slugging […]

The astronaut and the brain surgeon

September 19, 2014

This should be interesting… I usually take an hour to write, edit and publish each Qigong Daily. I know, you wouldn’t think it takes that long right? Well today I’ve got 25 minutes. How come? Well Clarabella left the house at 07:15 to start her early relief shift at Newton Abbott Library. And that means […]

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“Please be more careful
who you are calling grasshopper”

September 18, 2014

I get a lot email. Too much to read. These days I only check and respond to client and customer email. I mean those guys pay for my bread and butter. Everyone else, well… It’d be nice to chew the breeze and shoot the fat but I don’t have time. And time is the most […]

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The Lurker In The Shadows

September 17, 2014

Once upon a time there was a man called The Lurker. He was used to being on the outside looking in. Days became weeks and weeks became months. And always The Lurker watched. He watched the others having fun. Overcoming pain and illness… Growing fitter, stronger and healthier… Toning up and creating lives worth loving… […]

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Life isn’t all computer games
and Simpsons DVD’s

September 16, 2014

I hated rugby at school. I remember being kinda excited the first time I got to do it. I got to wear a special shirt I’d never owned before and I was full of dreams of how rugged and tough I was going to be. 10 minutes later, laying on the floor gasping for breath […]

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The Reason I Know So Much Is Because…

September 14, 2014

The Sunday Quote: “You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes.” Buckminster Fuller Here’s a list of mistakes I remember I’ve made on the ZEN+ journey: Practiced Qigong in the disabled toilets on the top floor of the UPS […]

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