51. If you can remember Woodstock you weren’t there (and apparently the 90s version doesn’t count)
53. In a Gallup survey by Tom Rath, across many cultures, the following were identified as essential components of wellbeing- Career (in a general sense), Social (happiness of those around us), Financial (have to have enough), Physical, Community (security around us). This is also the order of importance in which they ranked. You can do your own survey online.
54. “The most successful places of work see growth of employees as an end in itself. What’s best for the employee is not at odds with the organisation” – from Tom Rath.
55. Church lifecycle is like a bell curve – you can stabilise, and you can also go beyond the threshold of change.
56. Stressful environments present us with the eternal question mark which scrapes away at our internal teflon.
57. Different people come to seminars for different things – some have huge gaps, some have a little knowledge, and some come looking for pearls.
58. We need to learn to manage our time, but our energy.
59. Going up to Loch Vale is enough, but if you are prepared to climb over the boulder field and up the water fall, you can get to Sky Pond. Do you want to go there? You’ve got to climb a waterfall to get there, but it is worth it.
60. If bread can be holy, so also can be its creation.
61. Pizza and ovens and Churches and community are a superb combination.
62. Becoming Bread by Gunilla Norris.
63. Apps – Mindful and Insight Timer
64. “They pushed new leaves from their stubbed limbs” – Hurricane by Mary Oliver
65. Walking meditation begins with the left foot and might end like this:
66. “I love myself” “I accept myself” “Yes” Yes”
67. Transformation is not likely to happen through singular revelations (“Scrooge” transformation), not straight lines, but spirals – precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, maintenance, action, termination (Prochaska and Norcross)
68. Our wordle
69. There is a high correlation between dancing and wellbeing across all cultures
70. There could only be one choice…