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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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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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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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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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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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