Is hell a real place or just a state of mind?

The Hell realms are a Buddhist concept that also can be metaphors for what we sometimes live through on earth. Many other religions have similar metaphors. Understanding the importance of these experiences can reframe them into blessings and gifts, but they can also appear to destroy the essential human in…


“Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.” Neitzsche.

So did I?

Did I lose something of value,
or just the curses of a bewitched mother
who dwelt inside the mirror of her own narcissism,
Was it just the demons inside her that were cast out,
those she tried to transfer to my child soul,
but spirit, Jesus…


An essential ingredient for a spiritual life

Faith seems to be a pre-requisite for many of the world’s religions. It does not come easily to me at all, yet I am a deeply spiritual individual and live my life along spiritual principles that have shown themselves to be solid to my experience of them.

Do I have…


How attitudes to ADHD and similar can do so much additional harm

I refuse to call ADHD and other cognitive neuro-divergency qualities as disabilities because from experience the most disabling thing I have found hs been the ignorance and judgments of those who know nothing and have such huge opinions about the,

When I was a parent with small sons with ADHD…


There is a Vietnamese proverb, “Tri tuc, tien tuc, dai tuc, ha thoi tuc.” That means, settling for “good enough” is enough. If we wait until all our needs and wants are met, we may wait forever. “Tri tuc” means “realizing that this is good enough.” “Good enough” means being…


Which skills and qualities make a good leader

Somebody recently said to me that HE thought women should be world leaders instead of men and the world would be in a better place. When I, a woman, disagreed with him he was immediately on the attack and I just closed down.

He had slightly triggered my PTSD and…


They are also a brilliant way to feel inspired anew

I am a fairly seasoned writer but not so foolish to think I cannot learn more from the various courses and prompts that come along. Actually I love them. …


A brief poetic prose style memoir

I remember walking back down the garden, along what came to be known as the top bank, and looking slightly down on the house, on the array of roofs, and the strange higgedly organization of the walls, the rooms, the levels. It appeared like a small village scene from an…

Sylvia Clare MSc. Psychol

Mindfulness teacher, poet, author of ‘The Well Mannered Penis’, ‘No Visible Injuries’, ‘Living Well and Loving ADHD’ ‘Julia’ and others.

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