And now for something completely different…

In July 2009, Jill Petersen and Kevin Heinz posted a video of their wedding on YouTube so that their families could see it – within 48 hours 3.5 million people had watched it.  By August 2011 68 million people had … Continue reading

Really Human

Dr. Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery.  She and her organisation – Prajwala – have rescued and helped to educate, train and reintegrate thousands of victims of this form of slavery.  She … Continue reading

Joy Gives Us Wings

Joy gives us wings! In times of joy our strength is more vital, our intellect keener, and our understanding less clouded. We seem better able to cope with the world and to find our sphere of usefulness. (1) _______________________________________________________________________ (1) Paris … Continue reading


What is justice? It’s a hard concept to pin down and even harder to put into effect. But most definitely worth pursuing. When we live without justice we also live without – Peace Hope Happiness Well-being Progress There really isn’t … Continue reading

A Radiant Heart

A radiant heart is a wonderful thing. It simply makes everything seem better when we are the recipients of purity and kindness from a radiant heart. Roots of Empathy is an anti-bullying programme that was begun by Mary Gordon, in … Continue reading

All Bets Are Off

Josephine Green works in industry.  She is Senior Director of Trends and Strategy at Philips Design and she is making a great case for how the day of the hierarchy is over. According to Green, we need to find new ways to … Continue reading

A Poor Outlook…

The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other.  It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.  Consequently, … Continue reading

All Together Now

Reciprocity is more than just simple give and take – it’s about co-creating environments and conditions that work for all involved. There are many examples of reciprocity in nature – take the hermit crab and the anemone, for example. The … Continue reading

Not Splitting Hairs

It’s not splitting hairs to say that actions speak louder than words. Or that talk is cheap, Or even free. The only currency that you can really bank on Is action. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Photograph – Rockport’s Barbershop 02/1973 - Photographer: Parks, Deborah Persistent … Continue reading