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Moving Forward from Nurturing Potential  

Issue 05 - August 2013


From our Friends

Stories and information received from friends and colleagues that we hope our readers will find informative and interesting 



The first of the apples are ripe.  I can hardly believe it.  They are huge and dark red in colour.  All six apple trees have fruit, all different varieties, intended to ripen in turn until November.   Read entire blog.



Well, I was far from disappointed at the Bromley Little Theatre's production of Anne Boleyn, where grand-daughter Jessica's normal backstage talents were subordinated to an over-the-footlights performance that was stunning in its versatility.

The BLT cast, as ever, performed brilliantly and were aided not only by this bawdy play's ripe, rowdy and randy language, but by the excellent directorial talent of Pauline Armour.

Jessica played a number of minor parts and her rapid changes of costume were stupefying.  At times I could swear she was on stage in two roles simultaneously.  When I taxed her with this, she expressed surprise that I hadn't known she was twins.

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The family connection was maintained when I accompanied daughter Caroline to the Tate Britain for the Lowry exhibition.  Well worth the visit [I almost wrote "price", except that Caroline's Tate membership ensured free entry and tea in the Members' Room] even if you're not (as I am!) a devotee of Lowry's work.  Not only was I able to see much that I had not seen before, but it was enhanced by period b/w movies and evocative music such as songs by George Formby.  All in all a very enjoyable treat.  Thank you Caroline.  Thank you Tate.   And thank you Lowry!



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The New Nurturing Potential Issue 3, the Autumn issue, will be published in September 2013.  Although it will include a number of articles held over from the Summer issue, we are still looking for material, for which latest submission date is September 12, 2013.  Please remember that your articles need not be original, but (subject to copyright considerations) may have already been published elsewhere, providing they are relevant to the philosophy of Nurturing Potential as expressed in our Mission Statement: "The aim of Nurturing Potential is to provide signposts, to suggest less-travelled footpaths, to open up new vistas and new territories, and to recommend different maps for familiar territories.  To this end we will be providing serious and light-hearted material, for we believe the frivolous can be as didactic as the academic."

Looking through the storage boxes of potential material that had lately made the journey from Cornwall (where they had been stored) to our new base in north-west London, we came across the following   It's pretty "old hat", but amused us enough to want to share it.  So, even if you have seen it before, you may enjoy the reminder.



A Woman's Random Thoughts

Skinny people bug me.  Especially when they say things like "You know, sometimes I forget to eat."  Now I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name, and my keys.  But I've never forgotten to eat!  You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat

They keep telling us to get in touch with our bodies.  Mine isn't all that communicative, but I heard from it the other day after I said: "Body, how'd you like to go to the six o'clock class in vigorous toning?"  Clear as a bell my body said, "Listen, bitch, do it and die!"

A friend of mine confused her valium with her birth control pills.  She had 14 kids, but she doesn't give a damn.

I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, drinking too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast.  Are they kidding?  That is my idea of a perfect day.

What did God say after He created Man?  "I can do better."




We have reactivated the email link to our website, and we hope this will prove more convenient to our readers and our contributors.  It is already active, but a general announcement will be made shortly via email, Facebook and Linked-in.  For the present will find us.



In the planning stage for the Autumn 2013 issue of Nurturing Potential is the next part of The Main Theme devoted to the topic of Teamwork,

We also have articles for the Beliefs and the Business sections.

In the Culture section we are working on  Dependency Theory - Where is it Now?

A collaborative effort between contributors in the Language and Therapy sections is based around the subject of "Donkey Bridges" and its relevance to NLP.



If you would like to collaborate with us, please get in touch with Joe Sinclair via contact details at the foot of this page.


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The following books have been received for review. Click on titles for publishers' information.  Please advise if you are interested.
Higgs by Jim Baggott Published by OUP

The British Empire by Ashley Jackson - OUP Very Short Introduction

The European Union by John Pinder & Simon Usherwood - OUP Very Short Introduction



Titles that are already scheduled for review in the next issue of Nurturing Potential are the following:

Full On Learning by Zo Elder.  Edited by Ian Gilbert.  Published by Crown House.


BOOK REVIEWS    Click to access this section)

The following books are reviewed in this issue of Potential Unleashed and may be repeated in New Nurturing Potential Issue 3


Focusing and Calming Games for Children by Deborah M. Plummer.  Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers


Butterflies and Sweaty Palms by Judy Apps.  Published by Crown House.


The Origins of Neuro Linguistic Programming Edited by John Grinder and Frank Pucelik.  Published by Crown House.




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