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Posted by Ross Nichols on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, In : Life 

I’ve heard it said that there are only 2 forces in the universe: love, and the absence of love.  In the Elizabethan era play, ‘Dr Faustus’ by Christopher Marlowe (a contemporary of Shakespeare), when asked about hell, the fallen angel Mephistopheles replies,

“Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it.
Think'st thou that I, who saw the face of God
And tasted the eternal joys of heaven,
Am not tormented with ten thousand hells
In being deprived of everlasting bliss?”

Just as the absence...

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Bool Review: 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed

Posted by Ross Nichols on Monday, January 29, 2018, In : Life 

In my work as a coach, I find that suppressed emotions often surface for the coachee.  I’m drawn to working with the coachee’s shadow side as I know that powerful learning and healing is to be found here so I welcome these emotions to my coaching sessions.  When it’s appropriate, I’ll recommend a relevant book for the coachee to read in their own time.  This is a good way for them to continue to explore and reflect on their emotions; I’ve since learned that this is sometimes called ...

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Would Knowing You Will Die in a Few Months Change the Way You Live?

Posted by Ross Nichols on Monday, February 23, 2015, In : Life 
It's said that there are only 2 certainties in life: death and taxes.  Most of us accept that we will eventually 'shuffle off this mortal coil' as Hamlet said, but probably prefer not to think about it too much.  But what if we suddenly found out we had only a short time left on this earth, would that change the way we live?  

This is the situation author and academic Oliver Sacks finds himself in: a month ago he was in rude good health at age 81 but found out he had a rare and incurable cance...
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