Coming towards the end of "GRIT: why passion and resilience are the secrets to success" by Angela Duckworth. I love that we now have research and populist books in Positive Psychology and I have enjoyed Marty Seligman's books. Psychology research into what it is to be a human living a fulfilling life is a turnaround from the past!? Enjoying "GRIT"....as a Career Coach working with teenagers this is massively useful! Last week I saw 14 year olds who have already picked "destinations" in the…See More
"Thank you Susthama
Obviously by "communism" I don't mean horrendous stalinist dictatorships! But real communities, self-organising, democratic, caring for all in the community and others etc etc...won't attempt a…"
"Hi Ian, nice to see you here. Thank you too for your message about RAD.
When we we were living at the Buddhist House, it felt like a very small, pure red army, probably more communist than a communist commune. :)"
I’ve always been interested in groupwork. Recently I’ve been facilitating a rather challenging group. It includes an older man who is enjoying his retirement, an outdoor type who does not say so much but clearly regards the other members as wimps, a writer who has an irritating obsession with etymology, one I think of as the wanderer whose life problem seems to be that of never having learnt to settle down, who tells endless entertaining stories of travels, love affairs and so on, and I was…
Carol drove me into Ottawa at midday on Wednesday 12th. I had spent the morning being interviewed and making a short film. In Ottawa we had lunch at the vegetarian restaurant and then went on to the airport where she dropped me off. I was to take a local plane to Montreal then fly to Paris and on to Bilbao in Spain with Air France, due to arrive at nine in the morning local time the following day. F would meet me in Spain and take me back to stay with him in a village near Vittoria.…
I'd like to try to say something about real life, which is the only thing that is really interesting.
I have been a bookworm ever since I learnt to read, which was not until I was seven years old. By that time I had already had important spiritual experiences. I was a rather odd child. Many ideas went through my head that tended to set me apart from other children.