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March 2020

  • A Time of Awakening

    Posted on Mon, 2 March 2020

    By Pennie Quaile-Pearce - Published in Sibyl Magazine March 2020

    Sibyl Mag March 20

    The world has now come fully into the information age. There is so much information that even with the fastest computers, it’s difficult to keep up. Along with this tremendous expansion, it seems, simultaneously, that the world is shrinking. Every day we watch as events occurring on the other side of our planet appear live on the television screens in our living rooms and begin to feel more akin to one another than in times past.

    I will never forget coming home for lunch on September 11th, 2001. I made some lunch and sat down to watch the news, after the news had finished, I left the TV on for the usual programming, which I don’t usually do. The programme was interrupted for a news flash and my instant thought was that the Queen Mother had died; I sat horrified as the pictures of the first aircraft flew into the twin towers of the World...Read More

June 2019

  • What Is the Negativity Bias?

    Posted on Mon, 3 June 2019

    This article was written by Kendra Cherry and updated in April 2919 published by the very well mind I hope you enjoy reading it.

    https://www.verywellmind.com/negative-bias-4589618

    Have you ever found yourself dwelling on an insult or fixating on your mistakes? Criticisms often have a greater impact than compliments and bad news frequently draws more attention than good. The reason for this is that negative events have a greater impact on our brains than positive ones. Psychologists refer to this as the negative bias (also called the negativity bias), and it can have a powerful effect on your behaviour, your decisions, and even your relationships.

    What Is the Negative Bias?

    The negative bias is our tendency not only to register negative stimuli more readily but also to dwell on these events. Also known as positive-negative asymmetry, this negativity bias means that we feel the sting...Read More

May 2019

  • Watch Your Thoughts for They Become Your Destiny - Being positive is accepting reality, not idealising it

    Posted on Fri, 3 May 2019


    “Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
    Watch your words, for they become actions.
    Watch your actions, for they become habits.
    Watch your habits, for they become your character.
    And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.’

    — Frank Outlaw

    What we think, we become.

    Reality is not neutral. We are always passing judgment on what happens around us and to us. You and I can face the same event yet will react differently—our thoughts are what shapes our reality, not the other way around.

    That’s why most people suggest we think positively—it has become an oversimplified approach to make us feel better. Sometimes “Be positive” can be terrible advice.

    Telling someone who’s sad or depressed that positive thoughts will change their...Read More

April 2019

  • Why use Breath4Life™ Breath Work? What makes it so powerful and unique?

    Posted on Mon, 29 April 2019

    Acorn to Oak is a holistic and spiritual organisation, based in UK. Founded in 1998 by Pennie Quaile-Pearce SRN RSCN MA MSc LCH RMA Cert Ed. Pennie is the creator and main tutor for Breath4Life Breath Work.

    Why use Breath4Life Breath Work?

    The breath is our fuel for living, without which we wouldn’t survive. Many of us rarely acknowledge how we breathe, despite it being the building block for all life's processes – not to mention essential for maintaining a healthy mind - body - soul equilibrium. Breathing is a fully automatic process, beginning at birth and continuing without interruption until the day we die. For most, it can be a fully unconscious process. There is no need to attend consciously to the way you are breathing. We expect to breathe quite adequately while sleeping each night, as we do...Read More

January 2019

  • Make a Dent in the Universe

    Posted on Fri, 4 January 2019

    Bashing self-help is all the rage these days.

    In 2019 (and beyond) it’s cool to be the nonchalant type who doesn’t care about goals, sees competition as inherently evil, thinks self-help is a charlatan’s game and mocks people who want to improve.

    Let’s just call a spade a spade. They’re full of it.

    They won’t admit it out loud, but deep down they’re insecure and would try to reach their goals if they weren’t afraid to fail. Maybe I’m projecting, but maybe I’m right.

    Forget about everyone else, let’s talk about you.

    You want to be a master of the universe, don’t you? You want to see just how much juice you can squeeze out of this life.

    Why not own it?

    Let other people bicker about trivialities and stay crabs in a barrel.

    You get one life. If you want to become a master of the universe, not only should you do it, but you should feel zero shame about it.

    From now on, I’m only writing for...Read More

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I don't think I have the words to put together to describe what I have just experienced... bloody hell I wasn't expecting that!! doesn't even come close!! What a difference a day makes, what a difference a breathwork session makes!! It brings you back to a true sense of self and unclouds your vision... the sky seems bluer, the grass greener and there is a new sense of clarity and focus... if only I had known about this sooner... this stuff should be taught to us in school...what a difference that would make. Pennie thanks again for bringing this to my attention and thanks for making a difference

Ed Tilly

Simply put Acorn to Oak’s courses are second to none, the care, attention and amazing eye for detail is amazing. The concentration and space held by the facilitators is awesome. Pennie you run a tight and well-oiled team which makes everything seem easy, however I know what it takes to put on events. The love you channel is quite jaw dropping and your clarity and ability to take risks purely inspirational. I hope you may you be richly rewarded for your work. You have my heart felt gratitude for the ‘EGO’ training I have received. Thank God I found you.

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