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Adventures in the Night – Feeding the Demon of Insomnia

Adventures in the Night – Feeding the Demon of Insomnia

As a 40 year veteran of insomnia, I have a lot of experience to share. For details, see my previous blog. My current approach is to reframe my perspective from seeing insomnia as a problem to seeing the positives. The Buddhist practice of feeding your demons is my...

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Adventures in the Night – Reframing Insomnia

Adventures in the Night – Reframing Insomnia

After more than 40 years experience with insomnia, I can share some of the remedies I've tried to help me sleep better. Some helped, some didn't. My current approach is to see it differently, not as a problem but as an opportunity. If you're a veteran of insomnia, you...

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Plea from Afghanistan – pray for us

Plea from Afghanistan – pray for us

On August 15, 2021, I saw this tweet from an Afghan journalist: 'I'm hopelessly stuck in Kabul with my wife and child. Like myself, hundreds of other journalists are also stuck here. I have an 11—months old daughter. Please pray for her safety.' As well as practical...

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Adventures in Gratitude – What I Learned From My Mistakes

Adventures in Gratitude – What I Learned From My Mistakes

The practice of gratitude is a powerful tool. It can boost your mental health, lift your spirits and perhaps even lead to enlightenment. I'm a great believer. However, like any tool, it can be misused. This is what I learned from my three year adventure with a...

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Awakening to Sunrise

Awakening to Sunrise

Sunrise has become a magical time for me since I wrote The Call of the Triple Spiral. Tilda, the Neolithic Wisdom Keeper from Newgrange, awakened me to the wonder and blessing of sunrise. She showed me how to see the sacred in the present moment. Whenever the...

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Yasmeen and Hatem Would Be 11 and 10 Today

Yasmeen and Hatem Would Be 11 and 10 Today

Seven years ago in Gaza On the 21st July 2014, Israeli warplanes bombarded a house belonging to the al-Yazji family west of Jabalya in Gaza. As a result, Wajdi Mahmoud ‘Ali al-Yazji, 54; his wife Safinaz Nabil al-Yazji, 50; and his grandchildren, Yasmeen Nayef...

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