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Did I remember that correctly?


How well do you notice and then remember what is going on around you? When someone called at the vicarage the other day I had just sat down to lunch. So I wasn’t really paying attention to this person collecting for poppy day. It would be easier to hand over some cash that spend time finding out if they were genuine. Afterwards, when I felt they were bogus, I thought about how I would describe them to a police officer and I found it really difficult to remember much at all. Height, hair colour, what was he wearing, facial features, distinguishing marks? Perhaps if I pass him in the street I might recognise him? Would I be able to Read More...

Seven Ways to Practise “Micro-Relaxation”


Would you like to feel totally relaxed in less than a minute? Then read on. Here’s a fun way to find an oasis of peace in the midst of a busy life.

The main holiday of the year is something to look forward to. We know we need to relax and so we save up our anxiety and stress and trust that two weeks in the sun will restore our sanity and return us to being fully human. On the other hand, every week-end is meant to offer a break from the routine pressures of life and a chance to unwind and relax. But what if we cannot wait for that big holiday break? Or the week-end passes without ofering respite?

Some people have tried



The history of “character” can be traced to an Ancient Greek word “charaktêr” referring to a distinctive mark engraved or pressed on a coin that defines what it is. Our modern “character” is similarly engraved on our being, defining to a large extent how we come across to the world around us. There is a famous quote that may or may not belong to the founder of the Jesuits: “Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” Or in other words those first seven years of life are the defining years of our fairly permanent character traits.

But what is character? According to John Maxwell