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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

RETRAINING THE BRAIN: Right Thinking

Originally posted on Mindpower (The Amazing Power of the Human Mind):
Retraining the Brain: Right Thinking Just jotted down these thoughts quickly this am. Will add a few more “torts”. Enjoy in the meantime. c http://www.theformula1mind.wordpress.com Changing patterns of thinking…

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“I see a world of limitless (infinite) possibilities …even when there appear to be none.”

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
“I see a world of limitless (infinite) possibilities… even when there appear to be none.” http://www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com as “inspired by/from” https://mmaletsemastories.home.blog/about-the-author/ When you “get a mo”, post on http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com and http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com  , c…

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Differences amongst us!

Originally posted on Inspirational Leader:
? No two brain injuries are alike. Because of this, one thing may help one person but not the other ones. There is no manual to treating others with a brain injury. In addition there…

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Stand by me (by John Lennon)

Originally posted on Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI):
pic (not your nose, please) from http://www.mymovie2015.wordpress.com and http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com pictures  from http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com http://www.fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com http://www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/ http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com andhttp://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting…

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I Dreamed a Dream (from Proud by Susan Boyle)

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
https://climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-3/ https://fromdarknesstothelight.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-3/ and http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com Originally posted on Climbing Mountains, Chasing Dreams: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle-2/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle/ Originally posted on Inspirational videos: https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/proud-by-susan-boyle/ https://championdad.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/i-dreamed-a-dream-from-proud-by-susan-boyle/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer…

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The work (quiet) of Professor Richard Faull

and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/the-work-quiet-of-professor-richard-faull/ https://www.google.com/search?q=professor+richard+faull&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=professor+richard+faull&aqs=chrome..69i57.679j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 and https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&ei=26RtXdGPHeTfz7sP_8GouA0&q=%27%27%27richard+faull%22&oq=%27%27%27richard+faull%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l3j0i22i30l7.9842.19837..20140…0.0..0.407.3226.0j2j4j4j1……0….1..gws-wiz…….35i39j0i30j0i8i30j35i304i39j0i13i30j0i8i13i30j0i7i30j0i67.5ue017UD_pc&ved=0ahUKEwiR6ZfGpLPkAhXk73MBHf8gCtcQ4dUDCAo&uact=5 Ps You can hear more from Prof. Faull at https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/kerre-mcivor-mornings/audio/sir-richard-faull-study-finds-brain-training-can-prevent-mental-decline/ I’ve done some writings (and shared) on ‘neuro-plasticity‘ (big word, eh! – ie.how the brain can learn to rewire itself)). Do a google, should you … Continue reading

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“My aim is to share my writings  (with as many people as possible), so as to enhance lives with a touch of happiness and joy… hopefully. That is my ‘mission’ …and  for me, that’s success!”

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK:
via “My aim is to share my writings  (with as many people as possible), so as to enhance lives with a touch of happiness and joy… hopefully. That is my ‘mission’ …and  for…

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Bridge over troubled water

Originally posted on Inspirational videos:
https://inspiringvideo.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/bridge-over-troubled-water-8/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/09/18/bridge-over-troubled-water-11/ from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”) and I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank…

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PTSD: By Any Other Name

Originally posted on God's Whispers of Truth:
In World War 1, it was called ‘shell shock’. In World War 2 it was known as ‘battle fatigue’. Finally during Vietnam it got it’s current name, ‘post- traumatic stress disorder’. What…

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“Life is (often) like climbing a mountain: Take time (out) to stop, rest and admire the view.”

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK:
via “Life if often like climbing a mountain: Take time (out) to stop, rest and admire the view.” http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com “Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch…

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