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Sustainable Employment for Young People.

Having set a personal intention last year to work  with young people in some capacity I was delighted to find myself mentoring and coaching one of the participants in the One Year in Transition (1YT) project, which is run by the Transition Network. The idea of the project is to support and encourage young people […]

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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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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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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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Blessings of a Walking Talk

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus The industrial growth society is beset with opportunities for superficial connection and much of this in the form of business meetings, although the blessings described here apply […]

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What Does True, Sustainable Democracy Look Like?

‘Where I sit is holy, holy is the ground. Forest, mountain, river, listen to the sound. Great Spirit circling all around me.’ Native American Chant. Way of Council is an ancient form for a circle of people to communicate as individuals and as a collective group, used by ancestral and tribal peoples. It can be […]

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A Wonderful Opportunity for Young People

One Year In Transition Course open for entry. ‘…all 3 of the Transitioners who are currently doing the programme in its pilot year are going from strength to strength and look set to have created their own livelihoods by July. The photo below says it better than words.’ Isobel Carlisle. Education Cooordinator. Transition Network. If […]

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