Blaise of Glory – The Night of Fire

Part two of the story of Pascal – a demonstration of the power of thinking for yourself In part one I looked...

Blaise of Glory – Daring to be original

Part one of the story of Pascal Are you the sort of person who forms their opinions and their view of life more on the...

How to relax when you’re running a world war

Do you sometimes find it hard to switch off?  Have you ever come back from a break saying, ‘It was nice but work was...

Spring clean yourself

Heaven knows what possessed him do it.  HIs Managing Director had spotted that his company van looked like it had...

Buddha was right – the world’s an illusion

Everything you’re seeing, hearing, touching and smelling is an illusion – a show put on for you by your brain.  If...

I wanna be like you

Why did he copy his tormentors? As a child and later a teenager in Mao’s Cultural Revolution, President Xi Jinping of...

New Year, New Hope

You may have a great opportunity before you, presented by a New Year.  As we stand at the end of the old and the start...

Happy Christmas or Bleak Midwinter?

‘Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind’.  The words of US President Calvin Coolidge.  What state...

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The appeal of Big Brother

You can’t get a job, a passport, a loan, a mortgage, insurance or a good school place for your children.  Why? ...

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Why you could get a lot out of group therapy

‘It’s a real adventure.  You’re constantly discovering new things about yourself and other people.  You get the...