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    October 1, 2020

    First ConsciousCafe Basel

    By Marianne Hartley, Leader of ConsciousCafe Basel. Hosting the first ConsciousCafe Basel was such a joy! We came together with […]

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    September 24, 2020

    Cycles of Time: Seeing Beyond our Current Experience

    Earlier in the year Nick Haines of the Five Institute explained why the Chinese Year of the Rat would likely […]

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    August 20, 2020

    A Glimpse of the Future

    Renowned astrologer Jessica Adams gave a remarkable online presentation to ConsciousCafe Global revealing to a large live audience from all over […]

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    June 18, 2020

    ConsciousCafe’s 9th Birthday Party Celebration

    ConsciousCafe was launched in June 2011 in Judy Piatkus’ flat in North London with 25 people. Judy wanted to enjoy […]

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    April 13, 2020

    The Gift of Not Knowing

    We had a small yet international participation at our Zoom conversation on Monday 6th April to share in this particular […]

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    April 4, 2020

    April 2020: Letter from Judy

    Dear Friends, We would like to send you all our heartfelt love as we go through this very tumultuous period […]

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    April 1, 2020

    Love in the Time of Coronavirus

    A Message from Dina Glouberman Dear Friends I find myself wanting to reach out to everyone I can during these […]

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    March 12, 2020

    A Brief Exploration of Spirituality

    ConsciousCafe London enjoyed a lively interactive evening event presented by Jan Cisek on the topic of Spiritual Intelligence.  Jan has […]

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    March 6, 2020

    Reflections on Resilience

    The Singapore ConsciousCafé group recently discussed the topic of  “Resilience”, which seems to be appropriate in the current situation of […]

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    February 6, 2020

    Taking on a Case of Mistaken Identity

    Our first event of the new year for Conscious Cafe Skipton was all about one of life’s big questions: Who […]

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    January 29, 2020

    What is Creativity?

    "To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do […]

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    December 19, 2019

    What is a life well-lived?

    For others to see that you have lived well, yes there may be outward achievements and accomplishments that make you […]

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    December 14, 2019

    ConsciousCafe Geneva on the Road

    There is a thirst for what we do.  Nowhere has it been more evident for me than around Lake Leman […]

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    December 8, 2019

    ConsciousCafe Newbury – We have lift-off!

    Our newest ConsciousCafe group launched in Newbury on 26th November. We had a wonderful turnout with a lovely group of […]

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    November 29, 2019

    ConsciousCafe Leaders Retreat

    Nine ConsciousCafe leaders met for a ConsciousCafe leadership retreat in Kent last weekend, generously hosted at the home of Cora […]

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    November 16, 2019

    A Very Brainy ConsciousCafe

    Little did I know that an invitation to learn about re-wiring your brain and giving your flagging willpower a boost would resonate […]

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    November 2, 2019

    What Makes 'The Good Life'?

    ConsciousCafe Singapore hosted a joyous and meaningful discussion recently on the topic of "The Good Life". We love how international […]

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    October 5, 2019

    Being Comfortable with Uncertainty: Reflections with ConsciousCafe Singapore

    Uncertainty is everywhere and we cannot escape from it. We crave certainty. However, life with certainty will be predictable and […]

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    September 13, 2019

    An Opening into a New World

    I woke up this morning and looked at the beautiful trees outside my window as if with new eyes. Something unexpected had shifted in me. I shall be much more conscious of how the seasons affect me now and I feel confident that I will achieve greater peace of mind.

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    July 6, 2019

    Altered States at ConsciousCafe Canterbury

    ConsciousCafe Canterbury hosted a brilliant evening this week on the theme on "Altered States of Consciousness". Host Cora shares her thoughts: […]

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    June 29, 2019

    ConsciousCafe in the News!

    "A SKIPTON-based group which sees members travel from all over the north to discuss life issues and share opinions has […]

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    June 7, 2019

    Compassion with ConsciousCafe Singapore

    Conscious Café Singapore met recently for another interesting discussion, this time on the theme of Compassion, with special speaker Anita […]

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    June 6, 2019

    Recent Happenings at ConsciousCafe London: An Evening with Christa Mackinnon

    Conscious Cafe London hosted what can only be described as a brilliant evening with Christa Mackinnon, psychologist and shamanic teacher. […]

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    May 21, 2019

    How to Feel Good about Yourself

    In April we had our biggest event ever in the two-year history of Conscious Cafe Skipton. It could have been […]

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    April 13, 2019

    Where do we get the skills to handle modern relationships?

    Relationships have changed dramatically over the decades. Back in the day most people simply got married. Few of us got […]

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    April 12, 2019

    ConsciousCafé London's Bestseller

    The eager, smiling faces of three-dozen aspiring authors greeted ConsciousCafé London this week as we hosted our sell-out event How to […]

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    April 10, 2019

    Identity, Belonging and Conscious Café Singapore

    Conscious Café Singapore group held its monthly meeting on 27th March 2019 to discuss the theme of “Identity and a Need […]

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    March 11, 2019

    Having A Sense of Belonging

    Having a sense of belonging is part of being human. It’s one of our most important basic needs. Where is […]

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    March 5, 2019

    Reflections on Love in Singapore

    On Tuesday 26th February 2019, Conscious Cafe's Singapore Group met at the cosy Reading Room to discuss the theme of […]

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    February 27, 2019

    All Good Vibes for Conscious Cafe Geneva

    Since it's humble beginnings, Conscious Cafe Geneva's meetings have taken place at the MLC Café-Littéraire, a charming coffee-cum-bookshop in the […]

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    January 28, 2019

    A Conversation on Uncertainty

    ConsciousCafe Canterbury held a wonderful, deep and honest conversation on the topic of uncertainty at The Conservatory, which is the […]

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    January 24, 2019

    2019 and Beyond – How can I be my best self?

    Thank you to all those who braved the snow to come to ConsciousCafe Geneva last night. We broke a record […]

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    January 7, 2019

    Expectations VS Reality

    ConsciousCafe London met for their first 2019 gathering to enjoy a discussion on the topic of Expectations versus Reality.As soon as we […]

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    December 18, 2018

    A Letter from Judy

    Dear Friend, ConsciousCafe has experienced a lovely 2018, full of expansion and innovation. We started the year with thriving groups […]

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    December 17, 2018

    Grateful Reflections on a Year of ConsciousCafe Geneva

    As ConsciousCafe Geneva ended 2018 with a Festive Finale last night I take a moment to reflect on the past […]

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    December 14, 2018

    Christmas Thoughts from New Forest

    New Forest's 2018 Conscious Cafe came to a festive close with our annual Christmas party, featuring a lush Christmas Dinner from […]

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    October 16, 2018

    Your One Wild and Precious Life.

    What Will You do with Your One Wild and Precious Life?* All of us are creative. At every moment we […]

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    October 15, 2018

    What is Mindfulness?

    What a fascinating evening we had at ConsciousCafe Canterbury - and it also generated a lot of discussion both immediately […]

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    July 10, 2018

    Congratulations Judy Piatkus!

    Congratulations to Judy Piatkus, our founder, on being the winner of Kindred Spirit magazine's Editor's Pick Award 2018. This is […]

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    June 29, 2018

    John Danias - Why am I writing about mindfulness?

    Living in this day and age I’m finding myself increasingly interested in ways of becoming more self aware and of […]

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    April 27, 2018

    Becoming Homeless in an Age of Plenty

    Survival is the most basic of human needs. Mikkel Juel Iversen is a film producer who runs a remarkable charity […]

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    March 6, 2018

    A Very Thought-Provoking London Discussion on Self-Love

    Tamara Alferoff facilitated a memorable discussion at ConsciousCafe on the topic of Self-Love, on a freezing cold snowy night in […]

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    January 31, 2018

    Notes from ConsciousCafe Skipton

    As we veer towards the end of January, we are sharing this post from our Skipton group Leader Gina Lazenby, […]

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    December 15, 2017

    Thank You from ConsciousCafe for a brilliant 2017

    ConsciousCafe has had a brilliant 2017. In a year which has been fraught with unsettling challenges globally, it is clear […]

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    September 24, 2017

    ConsciousCafe Community Starts in Skipton

    The ConsciousCafe Skipton community at our first event in  June I really enjoy attending ConsciousCafe events in London, often held […]

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    July 31, 2017

    ConsciousCafe Founder Judy is quoted in The Guardian

    ConsciousCafe founder Judy Piatkus was quoted in a recent piece published in The Guardian. Sales of mind, body and spirit […]

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    July 14, 2017

    Living with Uncertainty – ConsciousCafe’s 6th Birthday Party and Discussion

    ConsciousCafe is here to stay. Its our 6th Anniversary year and we have had amazing expansion in the last 12 […]

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    June 22, 2017

    Reflections on Duality

    One of the saddest things about being human is that it takes the most painful events to awaken us to […]

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    June 13, 2017

    A Perfect Day for our Hampstead ‘Walk and Talk’

    It was a beautiful English summer day when our eclectic ConsciousCafe group set off from Hampstead tube station for our […]

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    April 7, 2017

    Discovering the Truth about How We Live

    A lively group of people gathered to enjoy a wide-ranging and thoughtful discussion on the topic of ‘What is Truth’? […]

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    March 31, 2017

    ConsciousCafe Launches in Geneva

    There were cheers and applause at the ConsciousCafe Geneva launch last night when I announced that the evening marked the […]

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    February 3, 2017

    How to Ignite Your Inspiration Spark

    ConsciousCafe’s London group were treated to a very inspiring evening at the end of January when Deborah Henley demonstrated how […]

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    December 7, 2016

    The Power of Raising the Vibration of Love

    A shortened version of this blog was first posted on the site of Kindred Spirit magazine. Click to read or see […]

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    November 1, 2016

    What your Self Image says about you (or not)

    Following our very powerful September event facilitated by Claudia Roth of Soul Luxury, when we explored the new way of […]

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    November 1, 2016

    Why the energy of love is important

    The US election is nearing its conclusion. Whatever happens now, November 2016 will be a landmark date in history. For […]

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    August 22, 2016

    Wherever You Go, There You Are - the meaning of Mindfulness.

    On behalf of ConsciousCafe Judy facilitated a discussion group on the topic of Beyond Mindfulness at Editorial Intelligence’s NNN Festival […]

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    July 19, 2016

    ConsciousCafe's 5th Birthday Party

    ConsciousCafe celebrated its 5th birthday at the beginning of July with a lively party for 50 people. 6 of them had been at […]

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    June 16, 2016

    Illuminating the Shadow

    Illuminating the Shadow Transmuting the Dark Side of the Psyche by David Furlong (2016) Read what others have said about […]

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    June 9, 2016

    Transformational Lessons about Leadership from Horses

    Jude Jennison and Emma Taylor run The Leadership Whisperers. A training company working with CEOs and their top teams, to enable them to […]

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    May 11, 2016

    Street Wisdom

    Last Saturday 19 of us met with three facilitators for our ConsciousCafe Street Wisdom experience. Street Wisdom is the brainchild of […]

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    April 26, 2016

    Discover Your True Relationship with Yourself

    Mark Ballabon presented unique and thought-provoking ideas  at our ConsciousCafe event this week, Discover Your True Relationship with Yourself. Mark has […]

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    April 5, 2016

    Welcome to the ConsciousCafe website, from Judy

    Our ConsciousCafe website marks a lovely milestone for all of us. It is five years since I sent out the […]

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    February 22, 2016

    Judy Piatkus talks about Conscious Cafe on Positive Living. Interview by Sara Troy

    Sara Troy of Positive Living interviews our own Judy Piatkus about ConsciousCafe, how it started and where it's going, Judy's […]

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    February 12, 2016

    So what exactly is Conscious Leadership

    Does the word conscious make you switch on or turn off? Last night I went to an interactive discussion around […]

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