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The strength of the hostage

Posted by Simon Parke, 3 Mar 2015

A hostage counsellor was talking after the release of a victim.

The hostage had endured several mock executions but seemed relatively strong as he reflected on his experiences…

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Daffodils, Wordsworth

Posted by Simon Parke, 2 Mar 2015

My poem of the week, the season demands it, is William Wordsworth’s ‘Daffodils’.

He wrote in the 19th century, and is generally named as one of the ‘Romantics.’

We all have particular relationships with flowers…

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Child Of My Womb

Posted by Harry Parke, 1 Mar 2015

In a cool, fresh lake…

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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.

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.

This is a silent retreat, set amid the beauty of Devon on the edge of Dartmoor. The silence is punctuated by mediations and sessions, during which Simon will use material and themes from his book, The Journey Home (formerly published as The Beautiful Life).

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