The Gentle Art of Goodwill

The festive season is looming. Everything that simple phrase engenders in a materialistically driven culture might leave us feeling cynical and resentful. It can seem troublesome to attempt to focus on what is sacred and joyful about this time of year. ‘Peace and goodwill’ is a phrase that I’ve noticed commonly associated with the Winter […]

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Spirals of Progress

There are so many ways in which living simply and sustainably can feel like swimming upstream. Living in Harmony – with nature, with each other – can involve changing many habits related to how we eat, sleep, dress, work, relate and care for ourselves. Each way in which we turn against the tide calls for […]

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The Green Road: Lara Goes Forth!

A dear friend, Lara Lwin Treadaway, is about to embark on an epic journey of peacekeeping, connection and reconciliation in the USA and this is a personal invitation from me to please lend her your support – financial or otherwise. Lara is a fellow Work That Reconnects facilitator. She offers similar work to me, partnering […]

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Towards a Simpler Relationship with Food

‘Eat real food, just enough, mostly plants.’ Michael Pollan Simple? In his book, ‘Food Rules’, Michael Pollan goes into great depth on each part of that straightforward reminder. If we all ate simply and healthily already I guess he wouldn’t need to. What is it about our approach to food that stands in the way […]

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Sacred Economics

Charles Eisenstein explains why our current economic system is doomed to debt-fuelled demise and what a more refreshing and liberating alternative might look like. He asks when we’re going to wake up – to applying our gifts to our true purpose. On a personal level we might ask ourselves: Where might I create, or engage […]

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Feeling Squeezed? How to Work With Urgency.

One striking characteristic of a lifestyle that’s becoming unsustainable is the sensation of personal pressure – feeling squeezed. As such, this feeling is a gift,  a sign that we simply cannot carry on as we have been. In this situation, it’s important to distinguish carefully between what’s turning up as urgent in our lives and […]

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A New Story for our Planet

I’m sharing this wonderful invitation that I received from Pam Noble of Womanquest. Do pass on this opportunity to contribute to a rather special online event: I am writing to invite you to participate in an event next week that will be streamed live all over the world. Between September 27th and October 3rd at Findhorn […]

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Developing a Personal Curriculum: learning for life.

‘Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.’ Mahatma Gandhi September is traditionally the start of the academic year. What thoughts and feelings does that idea trigger in you? Enthusiasm? Excitement? Joy? Or is it something more like dread, fear or lethargy? Many years ago, the start […]

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