November 1, 2019

Damien, the character described on the back cover of The Japson Club as ‘wickedly disarming one moment, and boorishly indifferent the next’, is a chap who conjures up strong – and very mixed - feelings in my readers (some choice remarks shared here!).  He has a pretty...

August 31, 2019

There was something wrong…surely there must be?  Why didn’t she feel any sadness?  She had laughed across the boardroom table with her colleagues.  They had been enjoying the light relief of ridiculing their entitled, psychotic clients who were so busy sweating the mic...

July 31, 2019

Chapter 1 – Night Terrors

The darkness was intense.  The sound of dripping water echoed on walls she couldn’t see.  The chill air was musty and dank; still, stale and earthy, like she was underground.  Somehow she knew there was another person there, though just an unse...

June 30, 2019

Floating on the ripples in the docks, seagulls busily pruned their immaculate feathers,

and the naked glare of the morning sun glinted off the water, penetrating the boardroom windows.  Anna sat straight in one of the chairs round the large rectangular meeting table, g...

May 31, 2019

So you’ve been doing yoga classes a while, and you’re seeing the benefits…

Or maybe you never tried it… Maybe you wouldn’t touch it with a barge-pole…

But do you really know what it is?  Most people think it’s a form of exercise which helps you get stretchier and firms u...

April 30, 2019

Yoga includes singing mantras?

Yoga gets into philosophy? 

Yoga includes diet and cleansing?

…Just a few of the things a yoga teacher in training might get asked when someone demands incredulously why it takes at least 200 hours of study to become a yoga teacher.  The fac...

March 30, 2019

Why immersion in human craziness builds more powerful enlightenment

“If only we could just go live there forever,” said one retreat returnee wistfully.

Retreats are fantastic – one meditates, reads, sleeps, eats wholesome food cooked from scratch (by someone else), does...

February 24, 2019

Sunbed Incarceration – In Grumpy-Old-Man-Mode

It’s no good.  I have to admit it – I’m bored.  I’ve been here four days and I’m listless, apathetic and grouchy. 

I made the decision once before to avoid sedentary all-inclusive holidays, and now I know for sure...

January 24, 2019

The transition from mud to ice – Can the British chick handle it?

It was the first time I ever experienced minus 29 degrees Celsius.  That’s what the thermometer out on the porch read, and as I pulled on my fleece neck warmer and zipped up my insulated suit to the top,...

December 24, 2018

That Saturday night she was in a zone she had never known before; everything was different – There was a new level of consciousness and body presence.  Her limbs tingled with sensation, and the ground beneath her feet resounded upwards with every stride, but at the sam...

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