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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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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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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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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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