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Love bade me welcome

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Oct 2016

My poem of the week is ‘Love bade me welcome’ by the 17th century poet George Herbert.

Guilt melts, dust is washed away in the presence of light and love.

This poem is dedicated to Paul, who knows of both…

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What makes work bearable?

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Oct 2016

What makes work bearable?

Well, there are lots of answers to that question.

There’s the sense of doing something valuable…the pay…convenient hours/location…

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Do I feel in control?

Posted by Simon Parke, 25 Oct 2016

We’re thinking about control.

Most of us like to feel like we’re in control; and we panic a little when we’re not and grab at certainty of one sort or another…

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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.

A contemplative few days based around Simon's book, The Beautiful Life, now republished as The Journey Home. The retreat features meditation, silence, community and teaching.

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