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politics and paradise

Posted by Simon Parke, 21 Apr 2017

I’d like to get to the present election campaigns being undertaken in the UK.

But to get to the topical 21st century, let us start in the equally topical 14th century…and the remarkable Peasant’s Revolt…

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Prince Harry and the way out of chaos

Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Apr 2017

You wait centuries for the royals to address mental health.

Then two arrive at the subject on consecutive days.

Prince Harry and Prince William are hardly the first to speak about the value of talking about our problems…

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Recovering from disappointment

Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Apr 2017

This blog started with a tweet:

‘When a disappointment arrives at your door, show it to the largest room you possess. It won’t appear so big there.’

So how does that work?

Sometimes life is difficult… almost unbearably so.

We feel let down or disappointed…

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Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover

My latest novel, The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover, is published on 17 February by Marylebone House. It is January 30th, 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely appointed king. Yet Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall, an executioner by his side. Charles wonders: how did this happen? 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.

In a contemplative climate, Simon offers the chance to reflect more deeply on this profound understanding of personality types, which both disturbs and liberates.

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