14th August 2014 08:33 | 0 comments

 

I’m so happy to announce that British film director Ken Loach will be our guest storyteller at Campfire Bath on Tuesday 30 September 2014, 7.30pm at The Porter, Bath.

This is a rare and such a special opportunity to share a pint and listen to stories from an acclaimed British film director.

The event will raise funds for Bath City FC Community Sports Foundation, which brings the benefits of sports to children in Bath, of which Ken Loach is Chairman.

Ken Loach has had a long career directing films for television and cinema from Cathy Come Home and Kes to Looking for Eric, The Wind that Shakes the Barley and most recently Jimmy’s Hall. He is also known for never selling out to Hollywood and speaking out on issues in Society that matter.

Drawing on stories and experience from film, his work in local community and society Ken will be sharing stories of ‘Collaboration’. The importance of collaboration in creativity, whether that is creating a film or a local community or wider society, and the role we can each play in choosing collaboration over competition.

Ken Loach, said: “Words like ‘collaboration’, ‘teamwork’ and ‘community’ have been devalued through overuse. Yet our society has become fractured and divided. I look forward to discussing how we can resolve this paradox, with a few stories from behind the camera thrown in!”

Campfire Bath tickets cost £12.50 (earlybird), £15 (general admission) and can be purchased here.  Get them now as it will sell out.

Campfire Bath was set up by Emma Horn, producer, Simon Tapscott, Do Good Things, and myself, to bring inspiration, collaboration and storytelling to the people of Bath doing good.  Previous guest storytellers include John Cullum sharing stories and insights on TALENT after nurturing the natural talent in two boys – Ben and Jamie Cullum – to become world-class musicians.

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7th August 2014 17:38 | 5 comments

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You are called to get out there and share the message of your heart…

But this terrifies you?

You are not alone.  More and more heart-centred leaders, especially women, are giving voice to this fear. I’m convinced it is a primal fear women are being called to move beyond, to change the story and create an evolutionary shift.

That we need more women as brilliant radiant role models, leading with love, sharing powerful, positive messages of compassion and possibility is not in question.  And the great thing is that more and more women are being called to step up and share their wisdom and intuition.  And they are.  Just that it is happening in the fringes, not the mainstream.  Yet.

Fears include being publicly shamed and humiliated (my own personal favourite), that no one will be interested, no one will listen, a fear of being killed, of being shot, of being dismissed, of failing, of losing the most important people you hold dear, and of just not knowing how to be visible in the world. And when we listen to and believe these fears they are strong motivation to return into hiding, remain on the fringes, keep quiet and tell yourself it’s not quite the time, when I’ve got a bit more money, when I….

We are waking up to the cost of hiding.  The individual mental, emotional, spiritual and financial cost of not showing up for the life you know it is true in your heart for you to live.  Then comes the cost to society with our systems absent of heart, values, emotional intelligence they have given way to corruption, rising greed and self-interest across the board – in politics, media, business, banking, sport, the list it goes on. Personally, I love the theory that if more women had been present in the banking sector there would not have been such a testosterone imbalance and limits would not have been pushed so extremely, the economic crisis would not of happened.

One explanation given for the absence of women and heart-centred leaders in the mainstream and the terror faced by women who want to step up is the five generations of witch-hunts – women burnt, drowned, tortured and killed for expressing their wisdom, heart and natural abilities to heal.  For five generations mothers told daughters to hide their true nature to stay safe, to stay alive.  Eventually, no one is left alive to remember a time when women were visible and powerful leading with love.

Flip this around as a solution and we simply need to create five generations of brave, courageous, big-hearted women leading with love, visible, powerful, sharing their wisdom and compassion and greatness. Women are ready, the world is ready, it’s crying out!  Step-by-step it can and will be done.

If you have a positive, powerful message for the world and a desire to share your true message join us for the next PR with Heart Online.  We want and need your heart-centred leadership visible in the world.

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10th July 2014 16:46 | 0 comments

Yoga_London logo croppedSimon Haas, author, The Book of Dharma, Making Englightened Choices will present The Dharma Code for Yoga at the Om Yoga Show in London in October. 

The Om Yoga Show takes place at the Olympia National, London from 24 – 25 October 2014.

You can join Simon on Saturday 25 October from 10.45-11.15am for an introduction to The Dharma Code for Yoga and access this ancient wisdom to deepen your yoga practice.

Simon Haas presents Yoga and The Dharma Code How to create transformative change in your life using four universal yoga design principles for making enlightened choices. See you there!

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10th July 2014 13:03 | 0 comments

Emma Guirao, founder of G-Force Promotions, looks after the TV promotions for music artists in the UK and agreed to have a play with a Polaroid camera to capture and share her creative work day.

With more than 17 years experience in music television, Emma Guirao has worked with everyone from global superstars Coldplay and Tinie Tempah to iconic performers Blur, Tom Jones and Snoop Dogg.

So armed with a Polaroid 600 camera and pack of Impossible Project colour film she head off to capture her working day at the BAFTA‘s where she had booked Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula for the opening music performance of the Film Awards night.  And remember Tinie hi-fived Prince William and his profile rocketed around the world?

Here are Emma’s Polaroid pictures…

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If you would love to play with a pack of Impossible Project Film and a Polaroid Camera to capture and share your creative working day get in touch.

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8th July 2014 19:51 | 0 comments

The Book of Dharma

I’ve been enjoying working with Simon Haas, author, The Book of Dharma: Making Enlightened Choices. Simon’s book explores timeless teachings from India on how to consciously direct your life by improving the quality of your choices and makes this ancient wisdom easily accessible to us to live our highest potential today.

Over 4,000 copies have already been sold by word of mouth alone with readers sharing that they are transforming their lives as they choose careers, relationships and life experiences aligned with their purpose.

Simon Haas, author of The Book of Dharma: Making Enlightened Choices: “We put a lot of energy into improving our abilities and knowledge but not so much into improving the quality of our choices. And yet it is the choices we make throughout our life that define us. The Book of Dharma shares a powerful tool for transformation and for living more consciously. Making wise choices is part of the ancient art of ‘skill in action’.”

As a young boy, Simon began studying the sacred writings of India and spent 10 years living in temple monasteries in India. He apprenticed for 16 years with an elderly master practitioner in the Bhakti tradition, within an unbroken line of teachers going back many generations. He now focuses on making the teachings of ancient India accessible and gives seminars and workshops internationally on The Dharma Code.

You can get hold of the book on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback or download the first 50 pages of the book for free at www.bookofdharma.com.

 

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