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Why there's no such thing as bad language

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Jul 2016

‘Can I raise just one more thing?’ he asked as our meeting drew to an end.

‘Certainly,’ I said.

‘I’ve noticed that on one or two occasions on this retreat, your language has been a little - how shall we say?- fruity.’...

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What I say at the end of a retreat

Posted by Simon Parke, 25 Jul 2016

There’s often a pressing question at the end of a retreat.

Discoveries have been made, new vistas opened.

And so the question: ‘What now? What should I be doing with all this? What should I do?’..

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Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Jul 2016

This week I host an Enneagram retreat.

The Enneagram is a helpful friend when it comes to understanding how our personality works, how it affects the choices we make, the blind spots we display, our genius and our downfall.

But ultimately we gather to look beyond personality…

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Cover of A (Very) Public School Murder

My latest book A (Very) Public School Murder is published on 19 May by Marylebone House. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, investigate murder when the local school’s Headmaster, Jamie King, is found dead at the bottom of Stormhaven’s famous white cliffs. Read more and pre-order your copy.

Simon's Mindful Lifebelts app

Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.

Life gives us a narrative about ourselves. In our formative years, other people and events leave us with a view of our life which, for better or for worse, we then live out. This guided retreat gives us the chance to ponder gently the narrative of our lives.

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