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All written by F**k It founders and authors, John C. Parkin and Gaia Pollini.
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So what is this?
For me, and maybe for you,
it’s an invitation to slow it down and savour the moments, hold the ones we love close,
reach out with a smile to strangers, enjoy the happy memories without sitting in regret for the less happy ones.
Savour it and cry about it when you feel like it.
Back in 2002, wandering around Italy in a camper van,
our one year old twin boys in the back,
we were, in a rather leisurely way,
looking for a bit of paradise,
to park our van, to renovate a farmhouse, to welcome people to our retreat centre.
When we were told there was a WHOLE HILL for sale,
in a protected and wild valley near the renaissance jewel of Urbino, with two abandoned farmhouses,
we strapped the boys into their child seats and headed into the hills.
If you haven't met before, we'd like to introduce you to the volcano. This is where we're doing our 2023 retreats. Stromboli.Not 'Vulcano', a nearby volcanic island (with a dormant volcano) from where we get the word 'volcano',but the volcano of STROMBOLI, majestic,...
We have instead taken on the whole Black Friday thing with relish these last few years.
Which seems a pity.
We’ve ignored a festival devoted to giving thanks, and embraced a chance to shop instead.
Gaia uses me as a guinea pig to refine and develop her many therapeutic ideas and processes.
Yesterday Gaia was taking me through a further development of her ‘Being Me Butterfly Model’,
it’s the model she uses in her Being Me University and with her regular 1-to-1 clients.
Life has its downs as well as its ups.
We feel good, then we feel not so good…
So it’s really ‘in’ at the moment, lying. Everyone’s at it.
The currency of a lie is sky-high, like verbal bit-coins. Facts are out, like trying to use cash in a corner shop.
DID YOU ENJOY V DAY? (That was what the press were calling the first day of 'V'accinating in the UK last week)Of course it really is a V for Victory of sorts.The roll-out of the first super-effective vaccine, a vaccine that has been developed in record time, that...
BREATHWORK & TRAUMA WORK By Gaia PolliniTrauma is a form of numbing. When an experience is overwhelming, the nervous system protects us by numbing us. We literally stop feeling. This numbness happens in our bodily feelings, but also in our emotional feelings and...
Anyone out there feeling somewhat gloomy at the moment?Yeah, of course you are.There are 100 possible reasons for that. Anyone out there feeling hopeful at the moment?Yeah, of course you are.There are 100 possible reasons for that. Yes, supremely weird frickin' times....
We wrote to our subscribers recently with an invitation to 'Sit with Difficulty' (and you can read our blog on this HERE). It's hard. But there's plenty of difficulty around at the moment to practise on. Just in these last few days, we've had the nail-biting U.S....
As we (John & Gaia) sit down to write this - It's Sunday tea-time. With the dark closing in, one hour earlier than yesterday. Monday tomorrow. Winter coming. Lockdown news getting heavier every day. We all face different levels of difficulty. We all face...