A podcast on a Monday morning, whatever next! Today I am reflecting, and acting on, ideas in a wonderful free audio interview with the poet David Whyte. I am only half way through it and I highly recommend it – I shall be listening to the rest just as soon as I have finished this. [...]
Here’s my friend, the chicken. As you’ll hear in today’s podcast, the chicken and I need to get better acquainted if I’m going to be more successful at pacing myself.
I had a great Saturday. Finally, finally I finished off a pdf ebook that I started early last year. I had this idea to celebrate a local footpath ‘The Greenway’ which I use regularly. I’ve always been interested in the different people who use it and the juxtaposition of town [...]
In the early part of my book on self development, one of the things I explore is the historical, philisophical and cultural context. Below are a few highlights:
According to the Handbook of Adult Learning, much research and theory on adult learning has come from a Western perspective with an emphasis on the separation between [...]
Along with the other blogging projects on here, I shall be writing fortnightly about the non-fiction book I’ve been working on. First up, a little background on the book.
What’s it about?
At its heart, it’s about questioning our assumption that progress, learning and development are ‘good’ things. In particular, it suggests that our Western [...]
For the regular readers amongst you, you may be noticing a few changes to the website and on the blog. As you know, I’ve been making some lifestyle and career changes and now I’m ready to really focus on acting out what I’ve been hoping to do, and tinkering with, for some time. In particular, I’m [...]
I’m currently writing a book about self development and I want to include insights/stories from individuals around the world. Here’s some background…
What do I mean by self development?
I mean anything to do with developing yourself. I see it as an umbrella term that encompasses anything from self-help through to learning to play the drums. In [...]
I’m sort of cheating this week. Pauline, a coach and fellow philosopher on life, kindly asked me to write a guest post for her on her blog. She’s trying to move house and been rather busy. Pauline’s blog has been recording her journey over the least year to give up struggle. Each week she notes how many experiences of [...]
Ok, a bit of blatant self-promotion here. I’ve been rekindling my love of writing poetry. Rather than be a closet poet, I’ve been opening my poems up to criticism and entering competitions. I won a few prizes in my primary school years but I reckon the standards are a bit different now. Anyway, here’s one that [...]
I haven’t blogged for well over a week. Did you miss me? Has the world slammed to a halt because I haven’t added to the daily internet conversation? Unlikely. I often see articles like this one on Copyblogger that suggest you need to blog daily to keep your audience interested. And then I see posts like [...]
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