New Podcast: Qigong and well-being

Clara Apollo

]oin me in conversation with  Clara Apollo who describes herself as a life-long curious scholar – she has been searching for answers about life and mortality since experiencing a profound awakening as a child. During her search for her own truth, she has been a ballet dancer, nurse, nanny, singer and performer and costume designer for stage and screen. She is now a Qigong teacher and host of Chi Time TV, where she interviews many prominent spiritual thinkers and teachers.

We hide around three quarters of ourselves through fear of being exposed.

Jamie Catto

Jamie Catto is the founder member of Faithless, the highly successful world music band. Jamie is also a life-challenging personal coach and business coach who believes everyone one of us is ‘a wise guru in charge of a mental patient.’ His workshops are designed to shake up our life and confront the perceptions of who we think we are. One participant describes him as a ‘foul-mouthed, passionate, present, witty, musical wizard!’

You can find out more about Jamie Catto through his website

You can also listen to Jamie Catto on my Embracing Your Mortality podcast, on Friday 2nd April

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New Podcast: Conflicts and Comas

Conflicts and Comas

Alan Pearce, Writer and Journalist

Join me in conversation with journalist and author Alan Pearce, who has covered some of the world’s most harrowing conflicts as a BBC war correspondent. He says he often witnessed ‘the worst and the best of humanity all in the same day.’ Due to being constantly exposed to violence and death, he developed post-traumatic stress disorder which has impacted the way he perceives death, dying and mortality. Currently he is researching his next book, WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED EYES: The Beautiful and Disturbing World of Coma Survivors, which explores extraordinary accounts from coma patients.




Using head and heart to make sense of it

ONE-DAY ZOOM WORKSHOP 10.00 am – 4.00 pm



TO BOOK A PLACE, please email or call: 01761 433709

This one-day Ammerdown zoom workshop next Saturday provides a much-needed opportunity to come together so we can explore how the immense changes taking place are profoundly affecting us all on a personal and collective level.

Even though things appear to be challenging, there are positive and creative ways in which we can become much more conscious and wiser around how we react to what’s happening. This helps us to build resilience and hope and to find meaning and purpose as our tenuous future unfolds. It also helps us to focus on what’s really important and to build relationships which are solid and supportive. 

I do hope you can join us. 

I Just Know I Am on a Quest

Alan Pearce

Thankfully, very few of us have ever witnessed or been through what journalist Alan Pearce has experienced. Apart from covering some of the world’s most harrowing conflicts as a BBC war correspondent, he has also been put under death threats and was almost throttled to death by a Taliban soldier. Yet, he says that during his time in hostile environments he often witnessed ‘the worst and the best of humanity all in the same day.’ The best gave him renewed hope. Due to his constant exposure to violence and death, Alan developedposttraumatic stress disorder, and this has affected the way he perceives his own mortality and his relationship with consciousness. Currently he is researching his next book WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED EYES: The Beautiful and Disturbing World of Coma Survivors.

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New Podcast: Flowers and Coffins

Welcome to Embracing Your Mortality podcasts

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Green Fuse Funerals – Friday 12th March

Enjoy this jolly chat with Jane Morell and Simon Smith who set up Green Fuse Funerals in Totnes twenty years ago after Jane had a vision of opening a flowers shop with coffins in it. As Simon says, ‘We couldn’t understand why funerals had to be so boring and drab.’ Green Fuse took off immediately and now they have trained over 500 people in different aspects of working with funeral directing. They are also co-authors of We Need to Talk About the Funeral. #greenfusefunerals

Studying as an astrologer felt like coming home.

Victor Olliver, Astrologer and editor of the Astrology Journal

Victor Olliver is an award winning journalist and a long time ago, trained as a lawyer. But around the age of 40, as he says, ‘my chart started to call to me’, and he is now one of the UK’s leading astrologers and editor of the Astrological Journal. Victor also has an abiding passion for studying the mysticism of symbolism and how astrology can help us to find meaning and purpose in our life.  

You can contact Victor through his website:

You can also listen to Victor Olliver on my Embracing Your Morality podcast on Friday, 16th April 2021

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New podcast with Clare Dubois

Clare Dubois – Friday 5th March


Clare Dubois is the courageous, passionate and dedicated founder of TreeSisters. Her journey to set up TreeSisters is both remarkable and quite terrifying, yet also magical and mystical. TreeSisters is now rated in the top 20% of most relevant and inspiring organisations on the planet and so far with the help of sponsors, has funded the planting of over 15 million trees right across the globe, including being chosen to create a legacy forest for the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Talking to Children about Death and Dying

A huge thank you to Instinctive Living for publishing this blog on talking to children about death and dying. Check out the wonderful work Instinctive Living is doing in helping us all to share our creativity and inspiration with each other.

Talking to children about death and dying

I am delighted to introduce you to the world of Granny Mo, whose job is to help children and adults to talk together about death and dying. However, first I want to tell you why she came into being. 

It all started with Jack, my not-yet four-year-old grandson asking out of the blue while he was having lunch, ‘Am I going to die one day?’ His mother glanced at me in alarm and mouthed, ‘Over to you!’ 

I told him, ‘Yes, you will die one day and so will your sister and your mummy and daddy, and I will too. Everyone dies just as everyone is born – that’s how life is created.’

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