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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Touching the Truth

‘Needs are qualities of beingness, a doorway to being. Awareness of them  adds clarity and compassion to our awareness and authenticity.’ Robert Gonzales Every so often in my life, I come across a place of stuckness – an obstacle on the path that I’m having trouble knowing how to surmount. One such time occurred many […]

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Turning Out the Corners.

Do you think Spring might be a good time to freshen up the internal and personal as well as the external? Having spent some time on a customary external spring clean of my home I started to wonder what an Internal Spring Clean might look like. My elderly neighbour likes to call the external version […]

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Sustainable Employment for Young People.

Having set a personal intention last year to work  with young people in some capacity I was delighted to find myself mentoring and coaching one of the participants in the One Year in Transition (1YT) project, which is run by the Transition Network. The idea of the project is to support and encourage young people […]

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Naughtiness as a pointer to purpose

What do you do when no-one’s watching? It’s ok, no one’s listening, so you can be honest with yourself…If no-one else was watching and no-one else minded, how would you spend your day?… your ‘ideal day’? Someone asked me these kind of questions many years ago and I stayed silent for some days afterwards, wrestling […]

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