As the light slowly returns, we gear up for more gathering... Throughout the year, I meet up with various groups of people. These circles are all different and wonderful in their way. There's the large gaggle of ladies in the family, that know how to laugh and lunch. A small group that met through roles… Continue reading Circles
People are incredible; those that surround me, those that inspire me. I'm taking that jolly into the new year as an intention to... flourish; a living organism; to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a harmonious environment. 2017 featured amazing trips and conversations, a job in the community,… Continue reading Flourish
The winter solstice occurs on the darkest night of the year, when the 'sun stands still'. In the week ahead, as we approach the return of the light, we continue a journey inward. Experiences throughout the year await us as gifts, so we can sort through them and emerge with renewed insight. Lighting candles on the… Continue reading Light Beckons
This ‘Winter Morning’ interview is with the lovely Hayley Stewart; allotmenteer, Chair of the Sandy Carnival and long term committee member and Show Manager for Sandy Horticultural Association. What motivates you to work / run an allotment? This actually stemmed from becoming a prepper; one of the first things you learn is to keep a… Continue reading Allotmenteering: Hayley Stewart
Some stanzas on the reviving properties of nature and creativity... Gone the fog of brain slump Outside soul cramp ceases Nature offers reprieve Far from the clusterfunk Feels good to grow and sow Sweat and worth into the earth To see people as rainbows Community as a dress code Transparent tongues And clear heads… Continue reading Earth Whispers
Fantasy is a broad spectrum of wonders. As a story ends, I often find myself asking, "Then what?" I'm fascinated by the big TA-DAAA moment. A glimpse of what comes after. The sun rises, people gather, rebuilding awaits. I often linger there. It cannot be all rainbows and ribbons - a battle is won though struggles continue… Continue reading What Happens Next?
A piece I've written of my maternal grandmother is featured in the winter issue of She Who Knows. It is an independent magazine based around the wisdom of the feminine. Helmed by Cheryl Tipple-Trepat and Isabella Lazlo, it is produced in Devon and ships worldwide. Each issue is packed with inspiring and empowering content by… Continue reading Winter Wisdom
So many inspiring things are happening around the world. As someone that used to avoid media because of its depressing slant, remaining informed was difficult. Now I enjoy not only being regularly informed but inspired. Positive News is a magazine format quarterly, founded in 1993 by Shauna Crockett-Burrows and now led by Sean Dagan-Wood. I've… Continue reading Positively Newsworthy