About craig lock

About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

“The strengths that are inside you are what will lead you to victory and triumph in your life.”

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

“The strengths that are inside you are what will lead you to victory and triumph in your life.”

from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

and

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/from-traumatic-brain-injury-to-a-phd-and-then-harvard_us_5991abe3e4b0ed1f464c0c89

“The mind is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.”

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“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!
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“We have it within; but we get it all from without. There is a well-spring of strength, wisdom, courage and great imagination within each one of us; but once we draw on this truth, it gets watered from without, by a Higher Source – the Ultimate Source of Life and Love, which is God, the very Ground of our Being.”
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“Words (our words) are powerful, so don’t waste them. The essence of good writing is brevity.”

Craig's Books

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/words-our-words-are-powerful-so-dont-waste-them-the-essence-of-good-writing-is-brevity/#comment-5672

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

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Spirit Foundation

from

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

and

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

“Inform, educate, inspire”

Communication problems after brain injury

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury

Communication problems after brain injury are very common. Although most of us take it for granted, the ability to communicate requires extremely complex skills and many different parts of the brain are involved.

see

https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/effects-of-brain-injury/communication-problems/

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

PS Headway is an excellent resource with great “info”. Explore their site.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, inspire”

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“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

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www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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The principal of New Plymouth Boys’ High School has been winning hearts after making a heartfelt address during assembly about youth suicide.

Inspirational videos

Breaking the silence

Speaking at an assembly in front of 1200 male students’ Principal Veric delved into unfamiliar territory.

“I used a word that was rarely used in single sex traditional boys schools and that word was love.

from

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/teenage-boys-open-up-after-taranaki-principals-inspiring-speech-love-v1

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Also see

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11897489

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“No problem is too big to overcome, when people show and share love

love angelou

brilliant dawn

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Best wishes from the First City to see the sun, the light each new day

Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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My Facebook Page: Living with Head (Brain) Injury

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

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Sources: My Facebook Page: Living with Head (Brain) Injury

and http://www.headbraininjury.wordpresscom

We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

– Jeff Sebell

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, inspire”

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Painting the Sand: British Army’s most highly decorated bomb disposal expert

http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201853409

Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes is the British Army’s most highly decorated bomb disposal expert. During a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009, he defused a total of 119 IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and survived numerous ambushes by the Taliban. The following year he was awarded the George Cross Medal from the Queen for his heroic efforts after dismantling seven insurgent bombs by hand without any protective clothing so that four seriously injured soldiers, and the bodies of two dead comrades, could be recovered from the area. It has been described as the “single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan”.

He has just written a tell-all memoir called Painting the Sand – a shocking and devastating story about his time on the frontline in the deadliest area of the country.

from

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201853409/british-army-s-most-highly-decorated-bomb-expert

and http://www.quietheroes.wordpress.com