Okla Elliott – professor, author, researcher

Okla passed away in his sleep earlier today, he had a heart attack at just 38 years of age. A highly intelligent researcher, author and academic with the rare ability to share his knowledge and wisdom whilst listening to what others have to say.

He supported writers in their work with passion and enthusiasm. I met Okla through facebook and his work became a part of my reading list for Peace Studies. He loved Tolstoy., as I do, and I always enjoyed his posts about his favourite author.

Rest in peace Okla, you are missed already. XXX

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The real reasons why people get jealous – and why jealousy is so powerful

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Jealousy is one of those demons that just seems to take everything over when it is felt – even when you know on the inside that your jealousy doesn’t make sense somehow, it often still rips through and takes you hostage. Many people even go so far as to call jealousy an innate emotion, as though, no matter what, we will always feel some jealousy sometimes, and there’s nothing we can do to help that.

Some people even think jealousy is a healthy thing, because it means that you care. You know that you are in love, it is said, when you feel tremendous pangs of jealousy about that special love that you share being shared with somebody else. Without jealousy and other associated negative involuntary emotions, the relationship might as well end, it is said, because then you have no more passionate divine spark. If you don’t ever get…

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