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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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The Green Road: Lara Goes Forth!

A dear friend, Lara Lwin Treadaway, is about to embark on an epic journey of peacekeeping, connection and reconciliation in the USA and this is a personal invitation from me to please lend her your support – financial or otherwise. Lara is a fellow Work That Reconnects facilitator. She offers similar work to me, partnering […]

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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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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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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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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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