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This difficult knocking

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Apr 2017

My hands are sore

They’re sore with knocking

I’ve been here awhile, no movement inside

Though friends say I must continue

They say I musn’t give up, not now…

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The slavery of positivity

Posted by Simon Parke, 25 Apr 2017

‘Yes we can!’

It sounds inspirational, doesn’t it?

And it’s good to be positive, surely?

But we’ll be aware of the slavery of positivity, the ‘Yes we can’ culture…

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Health's crooked path

Posted by Simon Parke, 24 Apr 2017

Sometimes people look back on the path which has led them to this point… and become overwhelmed by their past life.

They see so much ignorance, so much stupidity, so many false starts and errors.

Things they’d do differently…

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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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