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Teddy Bear Lost

Does your child have a special toy? The sort that they can't be separated from? My son Luke had one of those when he was about three. He was simply called "Teddy" and he and Luke went everywhere together. One afternoon something happened with Luke and me...

Why Follow Your Heart?

I’ve heard the advise “Follow your heart” from a wide range of sources. Even from people who I didn’t expect say such things, as well as from movies and other pop-culture sources. But what exactly does it mean?

Trusting Yourself

Imagine you are lost in a dark forest. At some point two paths present themselves to you, each with an equal claim to be the right one to take. What do you do? Figuring it out with your mind will be no use because, being lost, you no longer have useful...

The Power of Imagination

When you were a child, did you ever get completely absorbed in a book? The earliest memory I have of doing this occurred on a long, hot, lazy summer holiday with my family. My reading ability had only just reached the level where I could read with ease for...

Your Child’s Inner Gift

Although it probably hasn't yet fully revealed itself, your child has the potential to be really, really good at something. Good at it in a way that is not just skilful, but that allows them to become transparent, so that their deeper,...

Our Choices Can Transform Our Experience

Do you ever feel stuck, with a sense that outer circumstances are determining how you feel? Recently I heard a wonderful story about Nelson Mandela during his time in prison. Recognising that he might be in there for the rest of his life, he...

Why Parents Need Inner Strength

Sometimes I pray for strength as a parent. It often happens in the kitchen. My son is shouting a question at me across the room, while my daughter tugs at my arm asking another question over and over, while I'm also aware of the puppy nearby,...

Surrounded by Kin

I read a story recently about how big firms who had not considered it important to improve their environmental record were having trouble hiring top graduates, because those bright, awake young people didn't want to work in such places. This is...