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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 lifes 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

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”

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via “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” ? ? PS “The spring of hope…

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“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

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picture from ww.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr. following on from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/never-ever-give-up-hope/ from quote from https://drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/we-must-accept-finite-disappointment-but-never-lose-infinite-hope/ and https://itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/we-must-accept-finite-disappointment-but-never-lose-infinite-hope/ “Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging,…

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Never ever give up HOPE!

picture from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com Also see https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/never-ever-give-up-hope/ I feel, no matter how dire a situation, hope is the key, as well as viewing our difficulties as challenges to be overcome along life’s journey, as well as offering opportunities to grow. We … Continue reading

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Some helpful resources…

Originally posted on Malformation:
http://www.tbihopeandinspiration.com/ http://www.avmsurvivors.org/ AVM Information Page Brain Anuerysm Community Together AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) Awareness https://www.facebook.com/tbihopeandinspiration/ ? ? ?

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Life is God’s Novel

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? via Life is God’s Novel https://thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com/ http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com and http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com Best wishes from the First City to see the sun, the light each new day PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today……

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Finding My Words Again…

Originally posted on My Stroke-athon Journey:
I was lying in bed after the neuropsychology test. My head was thumping and I couldn’t think. I was back on the drip again with pain killers and other medication. I then fell asleep…

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Hollywood dream lives on after crippling crash

Originally posted on “THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS":
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11934167 Boy and Pork Pie star tells of his struggle in TV documentary ? Also see https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/james-rolleston-on-his-miraculous-survival-his-brain-injury-recovery-and-adapting-to-a-whole-new-life/ from  a Google search  (instead of my “non-existent filing system”, thanks for…

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Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
“Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones” is a documentary of a racecar driver’s recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury. Chronicling 20 years, Page Jones redefines victory while advocating for access to long-term…

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Accepting Brain (Head) Injury: A new book

Just started writing this new book see ACCEPTING HI.docx “You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.” Accepting Brain Injury from  a Google search  (instead of my “non-existent filing system”, thanks for rescuing me … Continue reading

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“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown…”

Originally posted on My Journey of Faith: "Faith is the soul seeing what the eyes can't":
“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of…

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