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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Food: Can You Go Barcode-Free for a Month?

Here’s a great challenge if you’re keen to improve your health over the summer and lend your support to the local economy, particularly farmers and growers. The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) are challenging us to consume whole foods only for 30 days. Their definition of a whole food is any item of food or […]

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Lammas – First Fruitions

Today is the Celtic festival of Lammas, which is traditionally a celebration of the wheat harvest and the beginning of the harvesting season. At a personal level, it’s a time of celebration of the signs of fruition from all of the hard work we’ve been putting into growing and co-creating so far this year. In […]

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Summer Strife in Relationships: From turmoil to tranquillity.

‘The gift of fire: We are fire, the spark of the life force, the initiator, our conscious choice to set changes into motion.’ Glennie Kindred As we move into the depths of summer and the weather heats up, what are you noticing about the effects of the changing elements on your relationships? At this time […]

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