Maria Arpa

About Maria Arpa

Founding Chair and Chief Executive of Centre for Peaceful Solutions. Read more about Maria Arpa here

Putney Bridge Jogger

By | August 16th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments If you have been following the news story about the man who pushed a woman out of his own path and into the oncoming traffic then like me it may have presented you with a number of [...]

Reality is Kinder Than Your Story

By | August 9th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Reality is Kinder Than Your Story Have you ever found yourself worrying about something that hasn't even happened? I'm referring to those moments where you wrestle with your imagination as it introduces an untold number of variations [...]

Snooze Button

By | August 2nd, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Snooze Button As I prepare to visit my newly born Granddaughter in America, I’ve been thinking about jet lag, crying babies and sleep deprivation. Apparently the average sleep cycle lasts approximately 90 to 110 minutes and every [...]

Giraffe Ears Day Has Landed

By | July 26th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Speaking from the Heart On 7th July 2017, over 150 members of our local community helped us to celebrate our first Giraffe Ears Day. If you are wondering how we came to use the giraffe as our [...]

Conscious Connection

By | July 19th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Are you consciously connected? Our life's journey is rich with learning experiences. And while there is no blueprint of what to learn, no map of where to go and no one who seems to have the answers [...]

EdFest, Restorative Systems and the Tabloids

By | July 12th, 2017|General|

More on education this week… My comment about observing detention as a form of violence made it into the Daily Mail this week and it has created quite a storm.  The response by readers is as interesting as it is perplexing. [...]

Detention is a Kind of Violence Towards Pupils

By | July 5th, 2017|General|

Maria reveals some radical ideas about education "Detention is a kind of violence towards pupils" This soundbite has caused quite a stir and my Twitter account has been busy with tweets and retweets. So this week’s blog is a quick synopsis [...]

Kalikalos

By | June 28th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Mindful Midweek Moments WORK - WELLNESS - WISDOM The Kalikalos Holistic Network is run by an intimate core team of conscientious people. Each year these individuals, with the support of volunteers from all over the world, come together between the [...]

Breathe

By | June 21st, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Dear All, As Maria and her family spend some time together, I’ve stepped in to write a short guest blog. Life is Just a Breath Away, by Bev Porrino  "Life is not measured by the number of [...]

Eat the Frog

By | June 14th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Dear All, As Maria and her family spend the last few days with her mum, I’ve stepped in to write a short guest blog. The blog theme is about tackling those difficult moments and tasks that we [...]