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 to […]

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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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Antidotes to Overwhelm

What is overwhelm? For me this is a feeling that arises when I’m telling myself there’s ‘too much I have to do’. Along with that feeling there’s fear, shame and a distinct sense of disempowerment. Some of you will be aware that I live in Somerset, UK, where there has been, and currently still is, […]

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7 Conscious Relationship Boosters

  …commit from the heart Commitment can be said to be one of the 3 pillars of a healthy, intimate relationship (the others being compatibility and chemistry). Without commitment, there can be little overall trust. However, commitment from the level of ego – for one’s personal material gain – will not work because it will […]

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In the Cathedral of the Wild

We are a part of nature, however hard we attempt to separate ourselves from it as something  ‘out there’. Boyd Varty, an environmental and literacy activist and conservation worker in South Africa, demonstrates in this video how: To share the medicine of campfire stories about heroes of heart. To vision a more interconnected world. The […]

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Slavery or Service?

Human trafficking has again been prominent in the UK media. How a society treats its most vulnerable members is said to be an indicator of its state of advancement. Slavery occurs, in one form or another, even when this appalling result of a lack of mutual respect and acceptance has been made technically unlawful. It […]

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Graceful Endings

Yesterday, I completed a task I customarily set myself for the festive break – to transfer all important and dates and information from my old diary to the new one for the coming year. I’m talking about a paper diary rather than any kind of electronic one. I prefer to keep it that way as […]

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Talking Peace in Intimate Relationships: The Spurtle Factor

Too Busy to Communicate? Even with the simplified lifestyle that we’ve chosen to adopt, my partner and I find that we’re sometimes too busy to communicate properly. Our exchanges become limited to the practical and logistic and this leaves us feeling disconnected and emotionally distant from each other. To add to that, when unconscious habits […]

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