A photograph of a woman reading, whilst seated at a bench table, with her satchel and two nice pens in the foreground – Photograph by David Iskander. The Relation between Knowledge and Power

The Relation between Knowledge and Power

How Knowledge leads to Self Empowerment There’s an old saying that “Knowledge is Power”. Chances are, that in that case, it was intended for manipulation; when you know something about someone that they are trying to keep secret, giving you leverage. That, however, is not the way to live. That leverage can disappear. The knowledge […]

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A person standing at the edge of a lake, looking across at distant mountains. The Fear of Failure

The Fear of Failure

When failure becomes another’s fear Stepping out of the so called “norm” can be a stressful, worryful and opinionated time, one of risk and possible failure. Not just for the one making that step, but, for others as well. Yes, you may begin to stress and worry, but, once you have taken the decision to […]

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Man jumping off a cliff, at the edge of an enclosed clear cyan coloured lake. Letting go - Trust, Emotion and your Body

Letting Go – Trust, Emotion and your Body

Can you really let go? I have written about this topic, letting go, before (letting-go). This time it’s personal. At least this time I’m aware of it, I should say. I’ve had some psychosomatic issues recently. It’s quite strange having to experience something like that, when I’m the one that lectures on how the mind […]

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A black-and-white shot of a lone hiker standing on a dirt trail on a wooded slope. What is your Level of Competence

What is Your Level of Competence

The 4 Levels of Competence Have you ever used a compass and a map whilst walking? In the military you have to have a good level of competence in map reading and using a compass. Not surprising really. What is surprising is how few of us do exactly the same with our lives. Let me […]

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A black and white photo of a woman screaming with her hands on either side of her head. The Mechanism of Illness

The Mechanism of Illness

Our body out of ease How many times have you heard these phrases: “I’m going to be ill”, “I feel like I’m coming down with a cold”, “My joint pains always come on in winter”, “I’m always coming down with some illness”. Throughout my life, there has never been a time when I have not […]

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