Flourish

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

Light Beckons

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

Allotmenteering: Hayley Stewart

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

Earth Whispers

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

What Happens Next?

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?

Winter Wisdom

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

Positively Newsworthy

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