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When the fairy tale ends

Posted by Simon Parke, 30 Jan 2015

I was speaking with an emotionally wise friend recently.

He used the phrase ‘the end of the fairy tale.’

We were talking, over a West End lunch, about when the wheels come off our lives and the dream we once had is over…

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Don't shave your ears

Posted by Simon Parke, 28 Jan 2015

Don’t make the last-minute decision to shave your ear, shortly before leaving for an important pitch.

I did and it proved a poor use of time.

It had seemed like a good idea. A last-minute shave…all good… and then I noticed some hair growth in my ears.

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A different lens

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Jan 2015

If life is failing to nourish us, it may be because we view it habitually.

We view life through a tired lens, created by old habits of the mind.

So we always see the same thing…

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Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.
 
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