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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

Both sides now (by Joni Mitchell)

Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:
picture from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/seeing-through-a-cloud-3/ from my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “”Big G” https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&ei=pVwdXdnIBMborQGf1JHoDA&q=seeing+through+a+cloud+craig+lock+&oq=seeing+through+a+cloud+craig+lock+&gs_l=psy-ab.12..33i160l3.18010.37216..39014…1.0..0.461.5994.0j8j14j1j2……0….1..gws-wiz…….33i10.Os78KtXqXkU http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com and http://www.writencreate.wordpress.com “Don’t spend your days stringing and tuning your instrument; start…

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“The Nurse”

Originally posted on THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER:
https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com/ and https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ following on from https://beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/you-think-you-have-a-limit/ (see the PS) and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/you-think-you-have-a-limit/ pictures from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com SHARE, SUPPORT, ENCOURAGE, UPLIFT (and perhaps even) INSPIRE

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Let’s light the world with hope…together

Originally posted on Craig's Quotes:
pictures from http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com and http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com picture (below) great) from http://www.fromasparktoaflame.wordpress.com http://www.beliefhope.wordpress.com and https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/ from http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/bridge-over-troubled-water-15/ Shared by “totally unmusical” c “Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” * * not bridges…

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My Jumbled Brain

https://www.jumbledbrain.com/ http://www.traumaticbraininjury.wordpress.com doing everything ‘on impulse’ and one thought just pops into my head, then another . ,so who knows what comes next…where this leads …and where the “story” goes ??? (not even “the nurse”! from http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury My other blogs … Continue reading

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“Perhaps the ultimate purpose of life itself is the testing of the human spirit…”

Originally posted on Craig's List of Writings:
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/perhaps-the-ultimate-purpose-of-life-itself-is-the-testing-of-the-human-spirit/ Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: “Perhaps the ultimate purpose of life itself is the testing of the human spirit, to develop out of it something better, more nearly perfect.…

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Originally posted on THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER:
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/i-make-art-through-writing-and-words-are-my-tools-3/ http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com “of chaos”, or so says “the nurse” from http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com and http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many…

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How great thou art (by Elvis Presley)

Originally posted on A new Book: Writing into the Light:
https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/how-great-thou-art-by-elvis-presley-3/ Originally posted on Beyond the Zone: God and The Spiritual Journey: from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/how-great-thou-art-by-elvis-presley-3/ Shared by “the ‘not so great’ totally unmusical world’s absolutely worst photographer… and fourth worst writer”…

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My Wife’s Life-Changing Freak Accident & her Battle with a Traumatic Brain Injury.

Originally posted on Ten Thousand Days:
I originally shared the story of Shelly’s inspiring journey almost two years ago. It’s since been published by sites such as The Mighty and Love What Matters as well as being shared by MSN…

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Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury

Originally posted on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI:
Just thinking of doing a book on this subject, as inspired by Alan Boss’s work see https://allanboss.com/books-writing/ and https://allanboss.com/2019/12/09/tbi-and-ways-to-recover/ 1. Realization 1: Make a decision. 2. Realization 2: Rely on those around you.…

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Craig’s List of blogs (about 300 of them at WordPress)

Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK:
via Craig’s List of blogs (about 300 of them at WordPress) and https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/ “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.” and/or ask: “Doc, do…

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