My personal code of conduct can best be summed up by three words; Congruency, Integrity and Authenticity.
I believe that being consistent, honourable and truthful - to oneself and to others - are some of the most important attributes one can possess. If we can cultivate the additional qualities of kindness, compassion and humility (and a good sense of humour!) I reckon that's the route to becoming an all round, decent, human being.
I try to live by the moral axiom of 'do unto others as you'd have them do unto you'. The books which put me firmly on the right path in my teens were Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. They should be required reading in all secondary schools.
As I moved into my adult years I was lucky enough to travel all over the world working for 3 different airlines. Then I got married, worked for the British/American Chamber of Commerce in LA and 'temped' for a few Law firms. On my return to the UK I enrolled in a Journalism course and after having my daughter in '97 I began looking for a job I could do from home. I started blogging and found myself with a burgeoning online and print media presence writing articles about metaphysics, psychology and ancient philosophies/spiritual belief systems.
I still devour anything about these subjects - and in particular Quantum Physics and Neurobiology - and they've informed my view that we are all a part of a greater integrated/holistic network than many might suppose.
Since 2014 my passion for life, laws and social justice has led me to become increasingly involved in Politics.