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About craig lock

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life’s savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season.". True! from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 from http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig-lock Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his life's savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i:books&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query="craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

After my car accident and life with the diagnosis of having a brain injury …. is when it all changed…. like the snap of fingers!

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
https://craigsbooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/eureka-moment-1.jpg https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/07/after-my-car-accident-and-life-with-the-diagnosis-of-having-a-brain-injury-is-when-it-all-changed-like-the-snap-of-fingers-3/ My other blogs in this area are at http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/ https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/ http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com and https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” “Knowledge is the gateway…

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The Impossible Dream…the Unreachable Star

Originally posted on Shattered (Broken) Dreams Can be Resurrected:
Originally posted on Inspirational videos: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/the-impossible-dream/ The impossible dream…the unreachable star from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/the-impossible-dream-2/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…

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“On the ‘journey (race) of life, perhaps the greatest of miracles lies not in crossing the finish line, but the obstacles (seemingly insurmountable ??) overcome along the way.”

Originally posted on Craig's Books:
https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/2020/10/14/on-the-journey-race-of-life-perhaps-the-greatest-of-miracles-lies-not-in-crossing-the-finish-line-but-the-obstacles-seemingly-insurmountable-overcome-along-the-way/ and  http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com “On the ‘journey (race) of life, perhaps the greatest of miracles lies not in crossing the finish line, but the obstacles (seemingly insurmountable ??) overcome along the way.” — BOOKS BY…

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Stand by me (by John Lennon)

Originally posted on It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope:
https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2020/07/02/stand-by-me-by-john-lennon/ pics from http://www.fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, entertaining(??), impacting, encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring (enough there for…

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Neurological Foundation: The life you save could be yours

https://neurological.org.nz/what-we-do/awareness-and-education/brain-disorders-and-support/stroke from a ‘Google’ at The Neurological Foundation do great work here in “little” NZ

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“A fitting tribute to a tumultuous yet triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers.”

Originally posted on craig's thoughts:
https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2020/10/02/a-fitting-tribute-to-a-tumultuous-yet-triumphant-story-encouraging-all-of-us-to-think-twice-about-what-we-are-capable-of-accomplishing-regardless-of-our-personal-barriers-6/ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest…

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“And (then) you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Originally posted on My Spirit Book:
Originally posted on My Journey of Faith: “Jesus Makes God Real to Me”: “And (then) you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8:32 (NIV) As “led guided by/from” https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2020/09/29/when-you-come-to-the-edge-of-all-the-light-you-know/…

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Thoughts from an injured brain: Timothy Giles

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/02/brain-injuries-a-hidden-disability-for-workers.html https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018765283from https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/20200923https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12132221 Also see https://www.google.co.nz/search?sxsrf=ALeKk011eg2Q8pZw8cTvYAXQO4VDqyP05Q%3A1600843180363&source=hp&ei=rO1qX8-MFIPG4-EPpde3GA&q=timothy+giles+brain+injury&oq=timothy+giles+brain+injury&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoECCMQJzoECAAQQzoFCAAQkQI6CggAELEDEIMBEEM6CAgAELEDEIMBOgoILhCxAxCDARBDOgcIABCxAxBDOgIIADoHCC4QsQMQQzoECC4QQzoCCC46CAguEMcBEK8BOgUIABDEAjoECAAQCjoGCAAQFhAeUJ0UWM1vYJp0aABwAHgAgAGsAogB_iySAQkwLjExLjEzLjKYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjPkuvI1f7rAhUD4zgGHaXrDQMQ4dUDCAc&uact=5 # Other links https://ataloss.co.nz/fromhttps://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoonsBrain Injury My other blogs in this area are at http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/ https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/ http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com and https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ “We share what we know, so that we all may grow.” “Knowledge … Continue reading

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My hope quotes/thoughts

Originally posted on INSPIRE:
https://beliefhope.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/my-hope-quotes/ My hope quotes/thoughts — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

Originally posted on Creative Writing Course: How to Write Creatively:
https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/from-the-depth-of-the-valleys-in-the-deserts-of-despair-there-is-hope-as-there-is-the-unquenchable-oasis-the-immense-breadth-and-depth-of-the-human-spirit-always-3/ “From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit……

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