Memories Of A Headteachers Daughter And Her Wiggly Bum

Some years ago now in my profile on Ecademy (internet business networking site) I wrote this:


Primary School, St Andrews, Halstead, Essex. Apologies to Jennifer (headmasters daughter) for sticking your plaits in the ink well so that it swung like a pendulum painting arcs on your shirt.

Earls Colne Grammar School All boys school, but I met my first girlfriend at that school – the headmasters daughter (what is this with headmasters daughters?)

Memories fascinate me and I really enjoy the discussions about the way our subconscious minds affect all we do, that take place on Adam Eason’s Members Forum.

I will expand on the story about Jennifer because any memory that can stay so vividly portrayed in my memory must have affected me over the years – the question that fascinates me is – How?

Changed My Mind – Meditation

There is an interesting discussion to be found at all about the differences between meditation, self-hypnosis and day dreaming.

In this scientific age we have to experiment and prove that things work before the professionals will take things on board.  The monks of Kathmandu and 10 million westerners who meditate every day will sware to the positive results they get from focusing the mind.

Professor Kathy Sykes  of Bristol University has known for a long time that she needed to find time in her frantic days and schedules to set aside 30 minutes for just lying and listening to music, or she would become grumpy, tired and unable to concentrate.

Kathy Sykes realised recently that she was in fact practising a crude form of meditation.   Scientist that she is she began to study the subject and discovered that there is growing evidence that this ancient practice can make people healthier, and happier.  It may even increase life span, alter brain structure and change personality.  (more…)