Monday, May 31, 2021

Out of the blue comes BLESSING to this battered old Youth Worker

I recon I was aged 15 when I became a Youth Worker.
Someone saw something in me which was more than a participant - more of a leader!

So I was entrusted with challenges as I facilitated developmental activities with teenagers younger than myself.
60 years on, only pausing for pandemics and such - i have crossed paths with many beautiful humans = and then I get a message this week which hits me for six.
Stings on both cheeks.(THE LOVE KIND OF STING)
I am blessed - it Blesses me as I sit here with cancer rocking my boat (I don’t feel well at the moment) - and I have been given permission to publish here.

I have not seen him since 1985 (or maybe years before?)
There is so much more to share about Rob - he has a fantastic memory from his experiences at the Mayflower Youth Work.

Thanks Rob for this, (I am planning to ask him to share some stories - back in the day).

Thanks to Rob and so many other BHP’s who have held hands with me over the years.
I am rich - beyond beyond ……………..


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

This is a school corridor

A school corridor displaying Blobs in full communication action. 
How beautifully non threatening they are & so easy to learn to read each one - read their non verbal communication = a process of becoming emotionally literate. 
By reading Blobs we can all learn to transpose the skill to real life humans …….. AND SELF!

Talking about this learning = articulating how a Blob is feeling, is a doorway to become able to share our own feelings. 
No dumping them. 
Not exploding them. 
Not fist fighting them. 
Wording these inner being parts of our unique self. 

Get to know these (almost human) communicators by digging into

The range of tools is amazing & expanding almost daily. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

I reflect on life - keeping myself & you uptodate. I feel like you are holding my hand.

 These reflections below are about 6 months old.

Times have changed.

Today and another day this week I am due to visit hospital to sign up for serious treatment which must cost the NHS thousands of pounds. A step into the unknown!

They must feel I am worth it!

I intend to keep reflecting & learning - and sharing here - because I need to be real & honest.


Yes - this IS a picture of me from back in the day. I guess I was in my late teens.

Now I am 81 and feeling it only recently.

I am not my chirpy self in recent days. Today we had our usual daily walk and felt to was hard work with every bone and joint aching.

I has been about one year since I was diagnosed with cancer in the prostate. It won't go away I was advised. My treatment has been to hold back the cancer so it does not spread. Next week I will have another of my three monthly injections of hormones. The idea is to reduce my testosterone which the cancer feeds off.

In the first 6 months I was always saying 'I don't feel ill'. Now I feel somewhat like the list of possible side effects they gave me a year ago. Fatigue. Sleeplessness. Hot Flushes.Strength and muscle loss. Bone thinning etc..

It was world cancer day yesterday so I thought I need to be open and honest about how I am.

So I need soul food

1979 I did a study on DEPRIVATION resulting in

Of all deprivations impacting urban youth - amongst a list of education environment housing etc …….. my conclusion that the worst deprivation was EMOTIONAL DEPRIVATION 
WHEN people NUMB their emotions to survive. 

It changed my life. 
My mission. 
My awareness. 
My Youth Work. 
My Leadership ……
… relationships & more. 


Monday, May 24, 2021

Humans & Flowers have ? ? ? In common

At LAST we managed to get out to meet our best of friends

…… it has been a long year of missing meeting up. 
Friends so permanent but had been at a distant for so long. 
I felt nervous that I could not be there, enjoy. 
Have the energy but we did it. 
I did it!

This cancer is a spoiler. I have lost appetite. 
I felt weak when we had done. 
But loved it all the same. 

Two hospital appointments this week ahead. 
Experts striving to find the best treatment for me. 

Thank you if you read me in this space. 
I appreciate. 
I have not been as consistent but still want to be open & honest with you. 
Being reflective with myself is important. 
Not hiding the reality of feelings. 

I will keep you in touch with my inner & outer journey as well as I am able. 



My heart bleeds for this tragic situation

Thursday, May 20, 2021

I can feel finger tips being touched around the world as I have travelled - the most gentle, sensitive, intimate, loving flesh on flesh & memorable


I am into
Touching TIPS

I love to get
unique humans
Unique Finger TIPS

It is a beautiful
I train using 
Experiential Methods.

We learn best
not through

AND then ..........
I saw in newspaper
and cut it out.

I felt for these beautiful humans
reaching out
touching tips
that was
all there is for them.
Let us reach out
to humans
and touch
when we have the chance
the opportunity
with empathy
sensitivity ........

finger tips

I love it
now weep for the humans below.
Offer a tear
Pray if you pray
HOPE if you hope

Never build walls
until we know
what we are walling in
and what we are walling out.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The  🅱🅴🅰🆄🆃🅸🅵🆄🅻  in being loved

John O’Donohue at his poetic best! ❤️

Pip this is for you - 
John O’Donohue at his poetic best! ❤️

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets into you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green
and azure blue,
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

*from Angie Wright

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Bono & The Edge front WE ARE THE PEOPLE music track


It was a well-kept surprise by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix. When Sony Music Netherlands released the official UEFA EURO 2020 song, ‘We Are The People’ by Garrix, featuring Bono and The Edge, on May 14, U2 fans worldwide were elated. This is the closest they could get to the legends’ concert. 

After more than a year of anticipation, the track is now available to stream and download via all digital service providers. The song is accompanied by an official music video starring all three artistes which has more than two million views so far on YouTube alone.

The track was in the making for three years, and Garrix had felt from the early stages of the creative process that Bono’s vocals would be the perfect fit for ‘We Are the People’. His vision came to life when both Bono and his U2 bandmate The Edge agreed to feature in the song.

The collaboration evolved further with Bono writing the lyrics and creating melodies and The Edge adding the leading guitar riffs, resulting in a perfect blend of the signature sounds of all three artists.

“Creating the music for one of the biggest sports events in the world together with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience. I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to finally share it with the world,” said Garrix in a statement.

‘We Are The People’ reminds us that a song can look at the challenges facing the world at a given time and still attempt a unified response. It is a hymn sheet from which we can all sing wherever we may come from. ‘We Are The People’ hopes to reflect the positivity, hope and determination required for any team to succeed, as well as offer a sense of togetherness that fits the theme of UEFA EURO 2020: Unity. 

For the first time in the UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2020 history, the tournament is being played across the continent in 11 host cities instead of one country. This includes Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Seville, with the first match kicking off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on June 11, 2021, where Turkey will face Italy. 

The final will take place at Wembley Stadium, London on July 11, 2021. The EURO 2016 was held in France.

Next to the official track, Garrix has also produced the official walkout and broadcast music for the tournament. Released on his 25th birthday on May 14, the song is a testament to his impressive march through the ranks of the music industry so far. Every UEFA EURO Championship since 1992 has had an official song with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Simply Red, and Enrique Iglesias providing the tournament’s soundtrack in the past.

“The long wait is almost over and we are delighted to officially unveil the official song for UEFA EURO 2020 ‘We Are The People’, which features some of the world’s most celebrated artists in Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge,” said UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein.


Monday, May 17, 2021

Pip Cancer UPDATE.


Sorry about my lack of responses to you and others re my health and especially cancer.

Everything normal has been disrupted but here are a few updates. 
I have been living with pain for a year or more.
The biggest hit has been in the past month.

I have not been able to sit or sleep some nights -  all kinds of medication have been tested during the recent period - but prostate cancer has progressed to bone cancer 
The first few days of May included not being able to sleep at night or sit during the days. Several meds have bee tried on me and at the is moment, for the first time =  TODAY I don’t feel pain. 

BUT I am on a mixture of 'prolonged release tablets' plus ‘acute pain tablets’ which will need to end in due course! 
GOUT also has hit me again after years - ! Just two days pain here! - I used to get this regularly back in the day when I was conducting training courses - always pumping too much adrenaline 

I am continuing, for life, with my three monthly Hormone injections

Today is the first day I have been able to write, focus, plan and have the opportunity to have a telephone conversation with my oncologist.

If you have any spare prayers - please feel free to use them on me.

Pip Wilson BHP


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Wordsmith Wroe added to my pages & always my life

How do we start mending a broken / difficult relationships - at home or work.?


Level Five Communication is a way into 

mending a broken / difficult relationships - 

at home or work.

I have feelings and memories I want to share ........................ 

I conducted 'level five' with a group ............. 
 5 humans to start with. 
Then it grew in number as we went through Level Five 
from bottom to top. 
It is really tough on the leader and also the members when a climate of self revelation is kicking in and then .............
comes the invasion of others who are synchronized with the feelings of others. 

I always go on about the level five stuff. 

If you are new to it all - it is about the five levels of communication. 
I have blob drawings so people can say where they are and stuff. 
I will click through them again:- 
Please start reading from level one and climb up NOW 

Level five;- total openness 
level four;- feelings 
level three;- opinions 
level two;- facts 
level one;- cliché 
The idea is to stretch ourselves to build relationships 
by being authentic in communication. 
If a relationship you have is struggling - share some L5.
If we stay down the bottom end, 
communication and life itself - 
it is boring. 
( of course we are all at the facts and opinions level sometimes - 
but to stay there bbbbrrrrrrrrr so cold) 

Feelings, sharing them, is the start of level five communication. 
I believe we get more and give more in that very place. 

We, the group, walked through the levels from top to bottom 
and everyone shared about themselves;- 
a cliché about me and my communication 
a fact about myself 
an opinion I hold about myself 
a feeling I have about myself 
a new, not yet shared with this group, openness statement about self. 

wow we did it and 
fab fab 
wonder ....................................... 



Sunday, May 09, 2021

Blob Tree - a whole range of materials available worldwide.


All the Blob Tree Materials at 

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Friday, May 07, 2021

SHORT BUT ..................

 Not today or last night but .........

The two days and two nights before =  the worst in my life. My life was full of pain and could not sleep sit or do anything. I had call on medical serviced to upgrade my pain-killers. Not a great experience. I am easing somewhat, not gone..... I am being honest & open with you .............