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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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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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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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Cutting a Path to an Authentic Vocation

A guest blog post today from Lisa Mc Loughlin who has reclaimed her passion for the creative and now offers her services as an ‘Artist for Entrepreneurs’. Her forte is understanding what inspires you and what you have to offer the world and then creating the artwork you need to express yourself and the heart […]

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A Dilemma of Fracking

  One of the greatest joys of facilitation that I know is bearing witness to someone experiencing a realisation of their deep connectedness to mother earth. On one such occasion, a workshop participant expressed her feelings of intimacy with the soil, as though it were the very skin on her own body. She spoke for […]

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How to Live in Simple Wisdom, part one: Discrimination

According to the Dalai Lama, in an interview with him that I read recently, there are four faces of wisdom: i.            Discrimination ii.            Patience iii.           Doing No Harm iv.           Being Joyful I have often reflected on how much the choice to live simply, in mind, body and soul, serves me personally by creating the conditions […]

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Picturing our Success as Global Citizens

What does it mean to be a ‘Global Citizen’? In 2000, a set of guidelines called The Earth Charter  was launched in The Hague. It was the result of worldwide, cross-cultural discussions to elicit common goals and shared values. Since then, it has been used as a guiding framework by governments and civil society organisations […]

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