This helps – conversations with wise folk

I asked various people I admire to share their own favourite slogans and advice with me, to celebrate the release of my book What Helps: Sixty Slogans to Live By. They’ll appear here over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Salena Godden says this helps. Salena is my Twitter friend and an amazing poet and performer.

Michael Nobbs says this helps. Michael is the king of going gently and helps people be kinder to themselves (whilst getting stuff done).

Jenny Lomas says this helps. Jenny is a top vegan chef in a top spa in New Zealand. Her food is poetry, as is her blog about food & the Dharma.

Nithya Shanti says this helps. Nithya spreads happiness all over the world and it was a pleasure to have him visit our little temple here last year.

Luisa A Igloria says this helps. Luisa is a very fine poet who has won lots of prizes, as she should have.

Kodo Nishimura says this helps. Kodo is a Japanese Pureland monk and make-up artist (which he wears well himself), previously featured in Tricyle.

Sas Petherick says this helps. Sas is a coach for Thinking Women & a mentor for Thoughtful Coaches.

Terrance Keenan says this helps. Terrance is an artist, a writer and a Buddhist monk (and one of my heroes).

Susannah Conway says this helps. Susannah is an author, photographer and teacher who’s been generously sharing her heart online and inspiring others for over a decade.

Roselle Angwin says this helps. Roselle is a long-time Zen practitioner and an accomplished writer.