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

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tagxedo - Tag Cloud with Styles

and an even more flexible and creative word tag cloud generator and designer Tagxedo - Tag Cloud with Styles

word picture collages

Wordle - Create

What a fantastic creative tool to make word picture collages

Anna Halprin documentary Returning Home by Andy Abrahams Wilson

Inspiring documentary about the dance, creative, movement work of Anna Halprin. profound and inspiring .  wise words from one of our elders



Oblique strategies, form Brian Eno, on this page is listed the oblique, oblique strategies, with

"And that's like what? metaphor" David Grove and Christoffer de Graal .

I learnt that question, and the other clean questions form David Grove, ( now deceased) and Penny Tompkins & James Lawley. .

I use Clean Questions frequently and extensively in the coaching work I do (Christoffer de Graal Coaching ) as well as facilitating the MovingSound deep enquiry and creative explorations

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Car that runs on nothing but water unveiled in Japan. No gasoline, no battery recharging and no emissions.

Car that runs on nothing but water unveiled in Japan. No gasoline, no battery recharging and no emissions. |

how wonderful that this technology is continuing to be developed, and wonderful it will benefit Japan.

Physician, Heal Thyself

A Surgeon talking about his experiences of being with people as they die. Physician, Heal Thyself
powerful, poignant, insigtful.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paradox - Attitude kings - Connect & Create - 27 11 10

saw Rodney Chris Paradox at Buddhafield Festival last year FANTASTIC !! *love* the messages he shares, and lives. respect, and gratitude.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Website content writing tips that work

Website content writing tips that work

some great website content writing tips

Mind tools - book

Mind tools - ebook by James Manktelow

I came across this in the mid 90's, still reads well. an excellent collection of thinking tools strategies, methods.

they say:

James Manktelow has developed Mind Tools since 1995. The Mind Tools concept started with his research into the practical skills and techniques he needed toprogress his own career - he found it frustrating that so many simple, but important, life and career skills were so little known and taught

Anna Halprin

If I can be this creative and this vibrant at the age of 85 it will be SO inspiring!! .. love her enquiry, integrity and artisty

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

online store for recycled books - Green Metropolis

Got some old books you want to move along, want some new ones. check this Green Metropolis

They say:

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... | Video on

sometimes I am SO moved by these TED talks. ... this one touched me.. very VERY deeply.

Friday, March 18, 2011

how I started 5Rythms Dance

this blog by Adam Barley Chaos, earth and movement - with Adam Barley - reminds me of the first 5R class I did, Adam was teaching, in a forest, in a Festival near London. I'd been playing in a band with Susan Chewter ... our band departure delayed, his class starting, I was invited to play music.. I do a lot of playing for dance and love to too! but.. as I took a few steps up the hill to get my Viola. Each step, and my body, felt heavier and heavier .. next thing thing I knew was I'd turned around, walking away form my instrument and towards the dancing tent... and there I was taking my shoes off, then.. mud straw breath feet swirl sweat tears... not danced for YEARS ... finally my deep sadness of walking away form my Ballet training (and my love of dance) was ... healed WOW... and that was just the warm up. gratitude and love ~ Christoffer

Sunday, March 13, 2011

ukulele master Ohta-san performs HAWAII

tender, beautiful , heartful playing of Ukulele from Hawaii

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The American Dream Film-Full Length

cute .. and ... . . .!!!??

Sunday, March 06, 2011

focus, filters and intention

The last few days I've been enquiring into and wondering about what kind of way to be with what's arising in my life, when to act on what and in what way. The following is from my journal from this morning:

An hour of meditation. The emotional tone 'scream' that was there at and before I started, has changed.

Now I sense a mix of both…          eyes closing…   searching and…   shallow breath… shoulders closing in


Painful upper back, left shoulder.

Deep breath . out.
and now Stiller…
softening.. tight .. ' held' jaw.
tired eyes want to close ..
resting .. want to pee


This 'now' which I have been experiencing and writing about, is that 'personality' 'ego' or… 'being with' 'present' .. ' body felt sense'…

That (this) kind of ' attention' is what? … Is coming from what?

And again, I have this question comes of:
* what to do? (Including ' not doing' as a doing)
* how to be … present … to what … in what way.?
* Doing what ' practices', yoga, meditation, writing
that, in my body, mind, soul, spirit, energy system, create and contribute to a particular way of being,…

Too much 'thought' …
Just 'get on'
[hardness in the internal voice of those injunctions]

And – – yet, these practices and 'choices' to set the filter of awareness of the thoughts, intention [have an effect]:

* notice the elements of life alive as in a dream, they all have 'meaning'
* notice the 'life' and 'spirit' and ' aliveness' of the being 'essence', of ALL things, places, people, essence, elements

All life is spirit
All is alive with consciousness
All is dissolvable in an instant
All those love beyond form and matter, in essence
All is . . what it is .

Profound resting and gratitude … excitement of bubbling centre of chest, slight smile on mouth . Yes – – –

Friday, March 04, 2011

Worst Ice Skater Ever?

I LOVE the work these people do Humorous comments on how we live our lives!! What a GREAT way to get peoples attention.. -- though not AIDA marketing.. what is there to learn form this, for life, for 'promotion' for sharing our gifts!!?!