amazed by this life!! music, coaching, creativity, lateral thinking, transformation; my passion and joy

Sunday, December 26, 2010

very special advert - Embrace Life - always wear your seat belt

YouTube - Embrace Life - always wear your seat belt

this road safety video is a must watch. once in a while an advert of extraordinary creativity and beauty catches my eye and heart; it does just that.

YouTube - gyalwarinpoche's Channel

YouTube - gyalwarinpoche's Channel

Over the years I have been touched in many ways on many levels by HH teachings. this a is a lovely discourse on the bridging of spirituality and science and the importance of investigation. And, for me again, even more than what he is talking about, what awakens in me, as I listen is a a sense of peace, acceptance and peace; lovely

YouTube - Manu Delago Hang solo

YouTube - Manu Delago Hang solo

I really love the sound of the Hang, what particularly inspires me about this performance is the technical ability as well as the sensitivity. I really love how the Viola sounds with the Hang and am looking forward to doing some recording of this with a friend of mine.

YouTube - Avant-garde Cellist Zoe Keating

YouTube - Avant-garde Cellist Zoe Keating
Multi-Layering of sound using looping able to live MIDI foot pedals and SuperLooper(software looping on Apple)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Moving Sound website update

New Moving Sound website coming soon. to share with you what will be on offer and news of what is happening for this Autumn Type rest of the post here

Sunday, June 13, 2010

YouTube - David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve

YouTube - David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve

Music and places and spaces has fascinated me for many years and I've sought out played in some amazing sacred and magical places tuning into the atmosphere of that is there and the people that have passed through and things that have happened there. . This talk put's some other things in place about what sound is created where when by whom, and what I am attracted to, and not (specifically in Music - and other things too.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

How energy organises in a system

"Energy organises around what is most articulate in our system" Wendy Palmer

Earlier this Year I went to a wonderful workshop with Wendy Palmer on 'Embodied Leadership'. I was struck by many things - I wrote this down twice in my notes; it encapsulate a lot for me about what she makes available in her work.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

message from Dartmoor

in September 2009 I saw 'Wild River, Cold Stone', a film about Dartmoor by Chris Chapman. Something moved deeply in me in response and I realised how deeply I am connected to and love Dartmoor and this land. - Grateful to Chris for making the film and to CCAN Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, for showing it. [a recording, with music will follow at some point]

Is the moor in morning? Still, it stands
resting, in great grandeur.
Silent witness to all
Vibrant potent energy
contains all

Autumn rests more fully now
my music wraps around me
endless step progression
of this life

Held, in equal acceptance
The shunned suicide grave
The markets of sheep & pony
The man managed taking
and burning & using
violent extraction of
Ore tin & granite

The mystery soul of the moor
cannot be taken or diluted
Silent witness that holds all
in the passage of time

Rest now in the image
and a wide open energetic
arms of this precious place
Still yet so vibrant & alive

Rest now in the image
of sky and rocks, slow shifting
light rock juxtaposed against grass
held in sky danced through by wind

This ' still place' has beauty
energy & aliveness
rest now . . rest . . . now
in this

This land, this planet, this universe,
Stars, planets all of it
And these rocks, the land we
Stand on. . Tears pour down
my face at how little
we understand, are for
& love this Life

It's ALL alive .

can I see the life in it

This life everywhere
in everything .
It calls me , calls me
constantly . there
in everything everyone everyplace
come home to me, my land, my body, my life

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

YouTube - Social Media Revolution

for many years, since the late 80's , I've had a curious eye on the Internet and had a sense of it's potential. this video has some amazing figures of part of what is happening with it.

It's mindboggling to hold this whilst also holding awareness of another aspect of Social and ecological planetary transformation that is going on as being engaged with by groups such as the Transition Movement, Greenpeace, Aavaz

Thursday, May 20, 2010

YouTube - "From Here I Can Step Anywhere" Saint Joseph Ballet Changes its Name to The Wooden Floor

YouTube - "From Here I Can Step Anywhere" Saint Joseph Ballet Changes its Name to The Wooden Floor

This moves me very deeply. not only the freshness and beauty of the dance but how much it touches these young people. They speak of the freedom and possibility and how they connect with this and are accepted and can step away form the painful places of their lives; I sense too as they speak those are some VERY painful places! - this moves me to tears. And I open more, to being as such service in the world with what I do as this program and the people running this program are.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Allowing the River

Allowing the river
to flow
Empty and Full
I accept my life
liking it or not
I rest like a rock
I am blown like
Straw in
the wind

Friday, April 09, 2010

Mailing list providers for newseltters

Have been looking at a number of different Mailing list providers. They each have slightly different benefits, (like click through reporting to see who has opened your email and followed what links) and costs (some are free for a small number of contacts, or features)
Free for ever for up to 500 subscribers, includes complete click thru reporting

but if you go over 500 it costs ( pre pay PAYG for 3cents/email if you do less then a monthly mailings, or a monthly unlimited plan for $30/month, or more depending on size of your list)
is free up to 1,000 subscribers. (max 1000 emails/month)

But if you want to easily upload a mailing list or see who opened, or be able to see who clicked on what link and do a follow up email, you pay, but only a few pounds a month, with a sliding scale according to how many emails you send (plus you get unlimited contacts )

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Go with Muddy Feet : Sakaki

When you hear dirty story
wash your ears
When you see ugly stuff
wash your eyes
When you get bad thoughts
wash your mind
Keep your feet Muddy

- Niano Sakaki

Child Salve Labour Free Chocolate

Seems like there is, after all , some child slave labour free chocolate

Maybe like me you were shocked by the child slave labour that is behind most chocolate we can buy, and even in Fairtrade chocolate. you may be interested in this ... Divine Chocolate News ( I've also had an email correspondence with Divine and am satisfied that their chocolate is traceable and not using child salve labour)

I know where I'lll be getting my Easter eggs from next year!!

love and gratitude for inspired companies like this.

Phone Coaching view of outside 'office'

The first day of the year when I've been able to to do phone coaching from my outside 'office'
The patio outside the studio here at Harford Barn

Friday, April 02, 2010

Potent Peace

Swirling Emotions
of this Day
Driving rain & wind

In the centre
of this the
Still point
Bright Light
Potent Peace

Knowing that I know SUCH peace in such a deep way, it mystifies me how come I have such sadness in me. Such an unkindness to me.

Tears flow ... as
I soften into this
resting in ... this place

can I give up this painful punishing, can I be with the ebb and flow is of the meanness, anger and pain causing hurt ... in ... the world -- can I go there ... and burn through... can I go there were I don't want to go

There is such pain and suffering in the world ... unbelievable suffering and ... in need to ... and such an attachment to '' suffering AND such a numbingness... and SUCH a want of

Merciful Kindness

The wave of grief and tears flood over the top
and ... tingling now ... in my belly
and a soft still
acceptance & Peace

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Life's Existence

free Space



Swirl of Energy

The mists of Life

this Potent energy


ebbing and flowing


This Magic


Life’s Existence

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Money With Care Built In - Jonathan Rowe

Money With Care Built In - Jonathan Rowe

very inspiring article .. how elders can be valued and contribute ( read it to the end ( its in the end paragraph)

By connecting human needs and human resources, Time Dollars generate new wealth. The system also builds community as people are valued for their contributions and discover they can rely on one another.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Access to Work : support to find out how it works

In a job, sometimes there are things that disabled people are not able to do, or not able to do so easily as non-disabled people.

To find out more about Access to Work, read below, or you can book a Mini Coaching Session ( emil me and I'll let you know how this works): If you are an artist or creative practitioner living or working in the SW of England, you my be able to get this Coaching Session for free)

The Access to Work scheme was devised to change this inequality. It can provide support in a variety of ways that, when they are in place, means that a disabled person can do the work (or do it without struggling or doing extra to get things done)

The Access to Work scheme is a Government run programme to provide this support for disabled people who are in a job, self-employed (or unemployed and about to start a job, or a work trial). As you can imagine there are very specific criteria to help people through this. The best way to find out more is to contact your local Access to Work advisor. (you can find links to the Regional area offices, from there you do the step by step).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Empowerment skills for all | HCA Academy

Empowerment skills for all | HCA Academy

part of the bigger picture of what's going on government wise in terms of development. possibly some useful information here.

There is also a download quite lengthy document, and an overview document

Monday, January 04, 2010


I touch the ground
in the heart of existence
this peace I know