So much going on...
Taking The Way of Peace to Kenya was amazing. As was doing values and strategy work with the International Peace Initiatives team over there. Since then we've been hard at work with clients, and Winnie and I have been putting together our new relationship website - www.therelationshipconsultancy.com. We are launching this after 17 years of coaching and counselling, to help couples who are going through difficult times and who would like to be dealing with both a man and a woman.
Merlin's Diary is nearing its 10,000th event listing which is truly amazing. Wow, seems like only yesterday when I was briefing our website designer, Nina.
I've also been doing some wonderful facilitation work with the wonderful team at Commonwork, Bore Place, and am continuing to help facilitate Plaw Hatch farm's ongoing development and growth.
Sorry it's been so long, it's been a very hectic Summer. And it looks like it's going to be fascinating Winter!! Anna has been working away with the inspirational Dr Karambu Ringera of International Peace Initiatives and as a result we are now putting together a whole programme of peace-building to take out to Kenya later this year.
We will be teaming up both with IPI and the wonderful KORI Theatre group to produce a series of programmes designed to inspire Kenyan women, men and youth leaders into implementing their own peace processes. It's a massive ask since Kenya has become more violent in the run-up to elections (the next one is due in March 2013 and the violence has already begun), but it's also an amazing opportunity.
Watch this space.
The Breaking of the Shell -underground best-seller?
We're all beginning to believe we really can make this book into an underground best-seller.
It has spent much of the last couple of months in the Amazon top 10 for Metaphysical & Visionary fiction. Reviews are building - the latest comes in the May edition of Yoga magazine describing the book as a 'powerful story full of hope and inspiration'.
You can see it on amazon here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Breaking-Shell-ebook/dp/B0057PFQUW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321917629&sr=8-2
99p Kindle offer for Top10 Amazon kindle book
The Breaking of the Shell has been frequenting the Top 10 Metaphysical and Visionary fiction chart over the last few weeks as a buzz begins to build about the book (about time, huh?!).
You can now read the first 100 pages online free or download the ebook from amazon for just £1 or so, or just over $1 - that's 90% off the rrp. Just visit the facebook page for details. Ro visit the amazon page here.
Merlin's Diary Directory and podcasts
The new Merlin's Diary directory has just gone live and we're really pleased with it. The directory is for presenters and venues. We've also just launched the events discounts feature. Merlin's Diary has quickly established itself as the internet's leading mind body spirit events search engine.
So if you're a speaker/workshop leader and you want to get more people to know about what you have to offer, make sure you get listed in the new presenters directory. And if you run a venue that is suitable for holistic events and you'd like to get some more bookings, then go straight to the venues directory.