Knots can be helpful things when they represent security and safety, a reliable tether to something grounded and supportive in life. At other times, they might symbolise the complexity of a life that’s veered off track and is calling for clarity, focus and stability. How does this knot look to you? Scholarship coaching place […]
I wonder what great spiritual avatars would make of the EU Referendum and other Big Decisions we face that involve millions of people? Having listened to news reports, read articles, chatted with family and friends about the impending vote, the message I seem to be hearing loudest is that nobody really knows what the consequences […]
You might have noticed that the process of de-stressing and simplifying your life can happen on many different levels – physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual. It can challenge and delight us in so many unexpected ways. About 20 years ago, I experienced a shift in consciousness on my personal journey that I found shocking. […]
As a parent, how do you spot the signs of stress in your child? When is it time to intervene and to help your child simplify their life? 18 years ago I was in a terrible quandary. Both of my sons were showing signs of stress. My youngest son (then age 6), who was born […]
How often do you find yourself racing against the clock? A traditional approach to time management is all about how to fit as many activities into each day as is humanly possible. Multitasking and efficiency rule in this productivity mindset. Unfortunately, this all too often leads to excessive stress and unhappiness. In my previous life, […]
Whether you believe in God or not, I imagine that many of you will be familiar with the serenity prayer: Me too. It brings my mind back to the very basics of living in simplicity. It reminds me of the struggles we can have when caught in a material life and of all the unnecessary […]
Something to celebrate the Spring Equinox and the balance of light and dark it represents. In this TED talk from the Prime Minister of Bhutan, he explains why his country values happiness above finance and living in harmony with our Mother Earth above everything else:
Another reminder pertinent to these times of what it is to be alive during rapid change. Further encouragement from Joanna Macy to keep on keeping on, to stay active and focussed on nourishing life on earth. With thanks to Chris Johnstone and the Great Turning Times newsletter for the prompt.