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Suraj Shah
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On Zen Habits: Things Every Man Should Own. Anything I've missed?
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It’s time for brave decisions on airport capacity, or the UK will be left behind http://virg.in/lbf #letbritainfly
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New at Live with loss: Calm living in 5 sentences http://livewithloss.com/calm-living/
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Come along to hear me speak about how to live with loss following the death of a loved one. Thursday 21 November 2013, 8pm to 9:30pm, +The D Spot in Ruislip Manor (England, UK). Booking information is at http://livewithloss.com/events/ruislipmanor/ 
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Free weekend parking for Hillingdon residents. Hooray!
 
#HillingdonFirst card gets residents free parking for 2 hours in the run-up to Christmas
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For the parents among us and those who work with young children:

What is the toughest question you've ever been asked by a child about death?

(Bonus points: how did you deal with it? - share the background if you can.)

I recently attended training on supporting children through grief and am curious about what you've been faced with and what works for you.
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Great reading for the weekend on mindfulness, focus and being present on the task at hand.
 
This approach of only appreciating joy in the outcome robs us of countless moments along the way. When joy is only found in the final product, the rest of our lives are experienced as something to be avoided, endured, or suffered through.
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Helps to be reminded of this! Thanks.
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Just Stay

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.

"Your son is here," she said to the old man.

She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength.

Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile. He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.

Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.

Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.

"Who was that man?" he asked.

The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.

"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied.

"I never saw him before in my life."

"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"

"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."

I came here tonight to find a Mr. William Grey. His Son was Killed in counter insurgency operation , and I was sent to inform him. What was this Gentleman's Name?

The Nurse with Tears in her eyes answered, Mr. William Grey......

Moral of the Story: The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay.

(Source: unknown)
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Thanks to The Art Gallery in Ruislip Manor, I believe I'm now son-in-law of the year. With just moments to spare before Diwali weekend, the team helped to frame up an immersive collection of 24 pratimajis from the Jain religion - meticulously carved figures that represent divinity - which my wife and I were able to present to my mother-in-law as a Diwali gift. Just looking at each of these one by one and contemplating on their elevated qualities can be enough to bring about focus and calm in our own everyday lives. The Art Gallery did a fantastic job with the frame, suggested we use a special type of non-reflective glass (which we went for) and kept the original packaging intact so that we could swap it back in the future if we chose to. I highly recommend The Art Gallery in Ruislip Manor - they are a terrific team who are caring, attentive and I get the feeling that they love the work they do. Suraj Shah, Ruislip Manor resident
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Great ethically sourced coffee and even a handful of delicious vegetarian and vegan food options. Most importantly, the quality of service is excellent - the couple who run it are genuine good-hearted people. It's now my preferred local place to hang out. Worth making a special trip.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Great for quality of food, service, speed and price. They have a dedicated Jain menu. They also cater really well for vegans if asked. Prashant is our go-to man when we go there.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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Been going to Sync since the early days of when it opened. They consistently shine on all aspects: great music; great food; incredibly friendly staff. Their private karaoke rooms are very good too. This place is vegan-friendly - just ask the team for recommendations.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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