Updated on April 16, 2016
We all know there are massive problems in the world. You don’t need to look very far to see violence, oppression, injustice, inequality, prejudice, corruption and above all fear.
Consumerism rules the world. And the problem with consumerism, is that it’s about certainty. To thrive, consumerism needs profit, and profit comes from taking as small a risk as possible. You find something which works and stick to the formula. Because the formula delivers results.
But the secret to solving the worlds problems, ironically, doesn’t come from certainty. It comes through risk.
It comes through pushing through fear and daring to imagine a new tomorrow. A different, better future, in any field of work and life, only comes through creativity.
Transformation comes, above all, through imagination. Read More
Updated on April 16, 2016
Warrior Yoga: The Modern Warrior’s Battle For Spiritual Balance (guest post by Dr Kate Hendricks Thomas)
Today I’m delighted to welcome Dr Kate Hendricks Thomas to my blog. Kate is a neuroscientist and leading expert on resilience & stress management. She has been a guest on my podcast James Talks twice, most recently last Wednesday. Kate has lots of wisdom on personal wellness and spiritual health, it’s a privilege to host her today.
Despite the vast news coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, one figure has remained mysterious: the number of suicides among U.S. servicemen and women, compared to combat casualties.
Here’s one statistic to contemplate: In 2012 the U.S. military lost 295 soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines in combat in Afghanistan.
But over this same time period, 349 took their own lives.
Right now we are losing more veterans to suicide than to combat. Read More
Updated on April 4, 2016
I read a post recently, from last year, called ‘A Letter To Donald Miller’.
And for me, those guaranteed, fix-all solutions these type of courses sell us? They simply don’t exist.
Updated on March 23, 2016
When you start a podcast, and a lot of it is taken up with interviews – as many podcasts are – you know there’s some people you’d absolutely dream to interview.
In truth, I’m interested in sharing great stories, not just getting well-known people, because there’s plenty of powerful stories not many of us have heard.
But, nevertheless, there’s always going to be people you dream of having as a guest. People who inspire & encourage so many people and maybe has had a massive impact on your own life.
But these people tend to be well known, hugely in demand, so you honestly think you won’t get them. You think “they’re too busy, they won’t have time for little old me”. So it’s easy to not even try.
But the thing is, you’ll never know if you don’t ask. Because sometimes, they say yes.
Updated on March 3, 2016