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My miracle hand

Posted by Simon Parke, 22 Mar 2017

The miracle of my hand - though not all hilarity and joy

This wondrous and many-boned claw able to close, tighten and clench - see?

And then, behold again, able to open, I open it now, open hands, feel the fingers stretch…

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Why reflect on my childhood?

Posted by Simon Parke, 20 Mar 2017

Why do we reflect on our past? What benefit is there?

We need to be clear on our purpose otherwise we drift into further denial and repression.

We do not do it to blame our parents… even if they were appalling.

Blame is not the goal…

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Beautiful Life retreat seeks home

Posted by Simon Parke, 20 Mar 2017

Due to sad and unforeseen circumstances, I’m looking for a new home for my Beautiful Life retreat.

It has been running annually for over ten years…

...and more necessary now than ever.

We know what we need…

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Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover

My latest novel, The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover, is published on 17 February by Marylebone House. It is January 30th, 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely appointed king. Yet Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall, an executioner by his side. Charles wonders: how did this happen? 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.

In a contemplative climate, Simon offers the chance to reflect more deeply on this profound understanding of personality types, which both disturbs and liberates.

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