The art of being human in the 21st century

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Hi, I’m Linda and I’m the owner (or is it lessee?) of this blog and I love to stop and natter over a cup of tea, so why don’t you join me? That’s it, settle down with your favourite afternoon tipple and let’s start a journey into empowerment.

I’m fascinated by the intersection between psychology, philosophy, creativity, spirituality and technology. I write and blog about all these topics in one form or another. I’m a digital intelligence coach and consultant, writer and author who spends her time empowering individuals and companies take control of their happiness, well-being, success and technology. Oh, and I love to know what makes people tick.

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Recent posts

The guru, the hero, the lover and me

Back in 2012, I was a member of Toastmasters International at my local club, Casterbridge Speakers, in Dorchester. I’d written and given many speeches in the years I was there, but this is one, titled ‘The guru, the hero, the…

Whose truth is it anyway?

I woke up this morning with the title of this blog post pounding a drumbeat in my head and had to write it down immediately. It was born out of a need to focus on this elusive thing we call…

Setting yourself free and finding your voice

The period between Christmas and New Year is an odd hinterland of non-doing for me. The celebrations of Christmas pause and wait until the celebrations of New Year begin. That space between one year and the next is when I…

Happy new year 2022

Darling Hilde Looking back, I knew that 2021 was going to be a corker of a year. It just felt ‘right’ somehow. And after all the trouble we’d had during 2020, it certainly needed to earn its keep.

Reflections on 2020

According to the Cambridge Dictionary a reflection is "the image of something in a mirror or on any reflective surface" and I felt this was a good place to start this post as 2020 has forced us to face some…

Recent interviews

In conversation with Emma K Lea

How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor…

In conversation with Sahar Abdulaziz

When suspense writer, Sahar Abdulaziz isn’t busy plotting a stabbing, a garroting, or a murder (all on paper of course) she’s busy writing about her crew of highly-entertaining, quirky, unpredictable book characters. Some have been lovely, big-hearted, gentle souls, merely…

In conversation with Wafa Tarnowska

Wafa’ Tarnowska was born in Lebanon and has lived and worked in Australia, India, Cyprus, Poland, the UK and Dubai. She is currently based in the UK dreaming of a hideaway in the land of Dante. In her work, Wafa’…

In conversation with Lex McKee

Lex McKee and I first met at various networking meetings taking place across Dorset back in early part of the 21st century and even though I dropped out of business networking for several years his posts on LinkedIn have always…

In conversation with Dave Sivers

In this week’s conversation, Dave Sivers and I are chatting about all things character, backstories and senses. Dave first joined me on the Thursday Throng back 2013 with his first book in the Archer and Baines series The Scars Beneath…