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Visit to Guardia Sanframondi

Introduction I visited Clare Galloway’s Arthouse Guardia in Guardia Sanframondi, Campania, Italy, in September 2012. Clare, an artist originally from Scotland, envisages a community of artists, musicians, writers, gardeners, etc., living simple, sustainable and creative lives in harmony with the local population. … Continue reading

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Dreich, dour and crabbit: does the weather explain Scottish negativity? Climate, posture, mood, empathy, mirror neurons, meditation and education.

This essay was born in meditation One of my New Year’s resolutions was to meditate daily. I simply concentrate on my breathing. Thoughts pop up, and I observe them and let them go. (Here’s an inspiring talk on meditation.   Below … Continue reading

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