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I received a strange package this morning.

A beautiful gift box with something carefully wrapped up in pink tissue paper inside.




It was accompanied by a letter, which read;



“ Dear Phil Parker,

My daughter gave me the enclosed story when she had M.E.

Many, many ‘spoons’ later, she did the Lightning Process and is now living the life she loves.

Please keep the enclosed spoon as a reminder of how much you inspire people and how many lives you have changed, for the better. With thanks”

Unfortunately there was no name on the bottom of the letter, so if the writer ever reads this, thank you for such a brilliant gift and for sharing the Spoon Theory with me.

The Spoon Theory, by Christine Miserandino ( is her story is about her lupus, but it holds true for many illnesses. If you know someone who is ill, reading it might give you some insight into what it’s like to live their life.

The spoon now has pride of place in the Head Office training room. I suspect that many people taking a Lightning Process seminar in that room will see it and will hear about the Spoon theory as a result of it’s presence.

About Phil Parker

Phil specialises in the psychology of health, happiness and genius.

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