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Mindfulness 2014: Smoking Prayer


I’ve just been presented with an opportunity to handle a stressful situation with greater mindfulness. This is a type of situation that I almost always deal with badly. I mean, on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say my handling skill in this kind of situation is close to zero.

This time, instead of rushing in like the proverbial bull in the china shop, I decided to adopt a more mindful approach, opened my journaling program and started typing about it instead. Smoke was soon flying from my computer keys! Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo XXX: Day 30 of the 30 Day Challenge


The end of the November NaBloPoMo 30 day challenge coincides with the day after my solo singing appearance yesterday evening. And I performed alongside this talented little 9 year old Robbie Firmin. In the video above, he’s 7, auditioning for … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo XXV: Counting Down to Performance


I’m singing solo next Saturday (for the second time) and if you’ve been reading my blog you’ll know I had stage fright that wrecked my début (though there were others who felt it wasn’t that bad). What to do? Well, I’ve decided to do a diary for the rest of this week, right up until the event. Not here. I don’t want to bear my soul to that extent in public (however small the public). Continue reading

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