Check out this very funny little film about how differently women and men communicate:
10 key steps to success
by Gerry Thompson
It ‘s not rocket science…. Continue reading “How to be successful in 10 steps: text”
Gerry Thompson offers nine powerful things you can learn from stand-up comedians in order to be a better, more confident and more impactful presenter or public speaker. This video was recorded at Amex Stadium, Brighton.
I’d like to tell you a story about my friend Jemima Postlethwaite – a story of house purchase, feng shui and amazing miracles. I swear, every word is totally incredibly true. Continue reading “A feng shui story”
Okay, here’s why it all goes wrong….
Society offers us a fairy-tale mythology about romantic relationship, and most of us buy into it. It’s surprising how deeply rooted yet this mythology can be in many of us – even though we might not admit it. Here are the basic points: Continue reading “Nonsense relationship mythology”
Gerry Thompson sets out the 10 key steps to take in order to be extremely successful, in any field or venture
The powerful transformative principles of Buddhism, for life, work, happiness, fulfilment and success
“Do not pursue the past; Do not idly hold out hopes for the future. The past is already discarded And the future has not yet arrived. Thoroughly discern the nature of the present, in the midst of reality. Simply set your heart on doing What must be done today”
– Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha
People think that Buddhism is all about giving things up, and sitting still all day, meditating – but that’s not necessarily the case. Many people also think that it’s about humble pennilessness and austerity – it isn’t. Continue reading “The transformative principles of Buddhism”
Here’s a fun slide show of car recovery gone terribly wrong…
This is the start of a series of investigative articles about getting your life to work better in a wide-ranging and holistic way. Continue reading “Practical happiness – getting your life to work better”
Astral Sex – Zen Teabags, an illustrated New Age spoofapedia comes out in Europe in March and in US in June, so here to celebrate are a few of my favourite bits.
It’s a tongue-in-cheek dictionary of all things new-agey – designed to amuse, whether you love it or whether you hate it. Comments welcome……
Things which people repeat ad nauseam about what they would like to have happen in their lives, instead of actually doing something about it.
Nobody actually knows what this word means, but it is now so widely used that no-one can afford to admit that. Other terms which no-one will admit to not know the meaning of but use a lot to pretend they do: paradigm, process, gestalt.
Pretentious term for being rude
Male who poses as a shaman purely in order to pull women.
Top signs of a modern gentleman today, as required of the modern woman*:
1) Carries you home from a night out if your feet are hurting
2) Calls you in the morning to make sure you got up in time
3) Tells you if your skirt is tucked into your knickers Continue reading “Signs of a gentleman”
DEPRESSED MAN DIAGNOSED AS “BRITISH”
George Farthing, an expatriate British man living in America, was recently diagnosed as clinically depressed, tanked up on anti-depressants and scheduled for controversial Electro Shock (convulsive) Therapy when doctors realised he wasn’t depressed at all – only British. Continue reading “Depressed, or just British?”
dealing with fear, part 1
“A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me; I’m afraid of widths” – stand-up comedian Stephen Wright
Perhaps the single most commonly admired attribute of stand-up comedians is their demonstration of courage and management of fear – preparedness to stand alone in front of an unknown, potentially hostile, and sometimes huge audience – risking failure: not amusing them, not being liked, being heckled or boo-ed off. This is a visceral and quite fundamental fear, which feels like it’s about one’s very survival. Not for nothing is a bad comedy experience on stage termed ‘dying on your *ss’. Continue reading “learning from comedians: dealing with fear”
“Life is a jig-saw puzzle, but they don’t give you all the pieces”
– Gerry Maguire Thompson
“I once had a leather jacket that got ruined in the rain. Why does moisture ruin leather? Aren’t cows outside a lot of the time? When it’s raining, do cows go up to the farmhouse, calling out ‘Let us in! We’re all wearing leather! Open the door! We’re going to ruin the whole outfit here!'”– Jerry Seinfeld
One of the chief reasons we appreciate comedians – and one of the major reasons that they can exert influence on us, is that they continually make us think about things in ways we have never thought about them before: everyday things, trivial things, important things, life-and-death things, all kinds of things. Continue reading “Learning from comedians: creative comedy thinking”
Zen Teabags Holistic inc is proud to launch a whole new range of aromatherapy products – for your canine companion.
Woof-Woof-Yum-Yum is the exciting new range of essential oils, specially formulated to please the dog in your life. Remember though – these are to please the dog, not you! Continue reading “Canine aromatherapy products from Zen Teabags Holistic inc”
“Once in a lifetime comes a book that will totally transform your life, help you find your true direction, and reveal to you the very mysteries of existence itself… This is not that book. However, it is the funnietst, most brilliant tongue-in-cheek guide to New Age jargon yet published”
– Om Yoga magazine
“Gerry Thompson is a stand-up comedian and the author of several New Age humor books, including the bestselling parody of human relationships Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars. In these times when religious faith often hardens into dogmatism and New Thought essays celebrate the paths to prosperity, it is refreshing to have a playful soul poke fun at some of the excessive dimensions of our beliefs and activities.
In this funny compendium of definitions of New Age jargon, Thompson draws out plenty of our chuckles.”
– Spirituality and Practice