Sunday, October 01, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Well it turns out the show was one of Harvey's favorites and he's spending, well a lot, making it into a feature. Perhaps he'll finally see the connection between the real equalizing of life we do every day. Never really thought of ourselves in that light, good fighting evil, lone champions against unconquerable giants and paradoxically we're the Charlie's Angel look alikes.
We have said sorry for the misunderstanding. We are still awaiting his reply. We'll keep you posted. If you haven't heard the gossip yet..................................
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Yet another protege of the Ministry, Nick Hutchins talks about his music to Tony Wadsworth on BBC Radio Leicester.
With a good old dose of common sense, once again anything is truly possible for local taxi driver turned music producer.
Nick's first single, Touch It, got it's first of soon to be many radio plays, the lyrics inspired by a lifetime of bad choices and tough breaks. Not prepared to abandon his dream and propelled by the force of his genius he's broken through the system, given up the material security of a job he hates and is now working full time as an artist and producer.
If you would like to find out more about his music and the work he is doing through Leicester College to help other artists realise their dreams get in touch.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
"God works in mysterious ways" the only words on the lips of the fabulous group of ladies at the friendship group in Blaby, Leicestershire last Monday evening.
They were unsure what to expect after inviting us to speak at their first meeting after the summer and to begin with we think it's safe to say were a little trepidacious to say the least. In reality we are unlikely church speakers considering our views on religion.
It was Mary's fault (front, 2nd from the left). She'd heard us talking privately at The Blaby Tea Rooms and fascinated by our conversation, asked if we ever spoke publically and would we consider speaking to her group. We can't tell you what we said, you had to be there, but we think the picture speaks for itself at the end of the evening. Sometimes you just have to change the way you look at things and the things you look at change; in this case beyond recognition.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
We are Evangelists For Genius. Everything taught in the Ministry makes sense. Everyone who comes in is a genius. We teach people to find their genius and use it productively and positively. There are few rules, no judging and no blaming although be prepared to face your own truth.
It doesn't matter what is making you unhappy our program works for everyone, that is guaranteed but is dynamic (always changing) and personal to you. You don't always get what you want but you get what you need.
We have worked with people with drug and alcohol difficulties, homelessness, problems with weight, eating disorders, problems in marriage, divorce, problems with kids. It doesn't matter what is the cause of your misery, if you want to be happy, this is the place to come. No problem is too big and equally none is too small. Remember there are few rules:
Thank you so much to the BBC and our trusted producer and friend at Inside Out, Sally Bowman for her genius in highlighting the work. We are etnerally grateful.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
The Ministry Of Common Sense; is about brutal truth packaged in Common Sense.
It's a bit like electric shock treatment, short and sharp, a wake up call.
The philosophy is always positive even though it can be seen as negative by some. Facing one's truth begins with facing one's fears and taking responsibility for your life and your contribution. Easier said than done of course.
The presenters and teachers, who offer their free life coaching service to anyone brave enough to make eye contact, smile and confess their foibles on camera, ask the question SPOOF or REALITY?
Original, forward thinking and totally out of the box this six year reality journey from Hollywood to Leicester hits the UK through television.
Expect the unexpected in this mental, makeover show.
Reality Tales Of The Unexpected and Sometimes Unexplainable.
Mission Statement-Model On Genius.
Ministry Of Common Sense Profiles
John (48), Jan (53) Together on and off for the last five years. Not intimate. Never been good in that department. He's a sex maniac, she's frigid.
He hates every single thing about her and she can't stand him or his bad habits. He refuses to change. She is calling it a day unless he does. They have both ended the relationship more times than they have been out to dinner together. Their common denominator-both desperate.
Mission Statement -Better to be alone than wish you were alone.
Stephanie (25) Single and desperate to look like Twiggy. She wants to capture a man, wear skinny jeans and have fun like all her friends. She has tried “everything” to lose weight finally convincing herself being fat a predisposed condition. Her daily calorie intake, approx 5000. She snacks, between three hefty meals of fast food, on crisps, cakes and chocolate. All comfort eating whenever she faces her truth.
Mission Statement-Food=FAT, Healthy diet and exercise=THIN
You are what you eat. The truth, Eat like a pig and you'll look like one.
Spent most of his teens and early twenties randomly poking anyone willing usually pissed or high. Recently found himself still single and sober sitting next to potentially the girl of his dreams.
With limited social skills and a bad reputation he goes in for the kill and gets knocked back. Humiliated, devastated he immediately turns back to drugs, alcohol and random bonking.
Mission Statement -Thinking About Sex=GOOD, Randon Sex=BAD
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Sandra (38), sad and alone. Life consists of nine hours per day indulging in erotic, flirtatious encounters with complete strangers over the internet.
Mission Statement -Get A Life.
Vernon (24) Destined to be the next Charlie Parker, recently homeless, his only possession his saxophone which comes in handy every day as he busks for tips outside Marks and Spencers in Leicester town centre. He has one set of clothes and everyday its a struggle not to pawn the sax to buy food or get a room for the night. With a ten quid makeover in Scope, some ego boosting about the music and a simple introduction to a local business owner he gets a Saturday night slot entertaining diners, living his dream and gets back on the ladder.
Mission Statement -You've got to be in it to win it.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Chico Time has just made it to number one in the UK chart and we are so pleased for him. He may seem like another over night sucess to most but we can tell you he has worked really hard and managed to catch the attention of folk like Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell, no easy feat.
It is true that anything is possible if you focus and Chico is living proof of that, well done from us.
With the Oxfam store in Mayfair, London opening to huge media attention, loads of celebrity presence and good news on the home front, an article in the Leicester Mercury yesterday, things are on the up and up. Harvey was in London for the BAFTA'a, possibly a quick rendezvous with Ms Chapman, the "Head and Shoulders Girl" and back to Los Angeles in preparation for the Oscars. We're sure he's ecstatic about the way the movie business is going. The low budget, meaningful films he built his career on are clearly back in vogue. Not surprising really, everyone wants the truth eventually.
The book has found a place on the shelves of "The Pink Shop" in Countesthorpe, All That Glitters. What a fitting embarkation. Every journey starts with a tiny step. The pink bazaar is an expression of Molly, the owner, who not only gives the window shopper visual delights, but for anyone who needs a present, a card or just a pick me up, she's available with expertise on her hand picked merchandise. Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check it out Tom Pegden's article.
With the Golden Globes, the Brits and now the BAFTAs out the way who'll be the first to go Charity Shop to the Oscars? Harvey? Unlikely he's got Georgina dressing him along with his stable of starlets, Cate Blanchett and the spectacular Renee Zellweger (could she have looked any better last Sunday) to name just a couple. Ok probably us. We'll keep working on it.