Circle of People

Vulnerability, Surrender & the Game of Shame

Lost of people ask me … to define exactly what the ‘Authentic Self’ is, what is it Imogen? I say, “Good Question”. And it is a good question. What do we do to find a quick answer to a complex question, we go to YouTube. And if it is complex – we look for some…

Alanis

Attention all Inner & Outer Angry Women!

I have something for you … In the therapeutic journey – I am always encouraged when we get to that underbelly of anger. I know we are close to home – and I gets, excited – almost manically excited! There is a deep well of pain – yes, but it is also where everyone’s power…

Gross National Happiness Index

Bhutan measures success in terms of ‘Happiness’, not GDP

Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha. A series of hand-painted signs dot the side of the winding mountain…

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“In the Beginner’s Mind …

… there are many possibilities but in the expert’s there are a few” ~ Shunryu Suzuki SHOSHIN Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. Shoshin requires an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when perceiving or studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level. Approaching the subject…

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Beat or Beet-root ~ for a Healthy Happy Heart

Another beautiful health jewel from the Doctrine of Signatures The Jewel in the Crown of the Vegetable Kingdom Beetroot or Beta Vulgaris cicla is a beautiful shade of deep ruby red when you cut her heart open. Betaine is the carotenoid responsible for the beet’s ruby red heart, but the outside of the beet is…