Big Expanse

I love wandering along a coastline, to bathe in the expanse... It is one of my favourite forms of self-care. Whatever the weather, it always inspires... I'm diving into new projects through Summer and shall return to blogging in the Autumn. Wherever you're wandering and whatever you're creating... ...enjoy the expanse. -louise   All photos… Continue reading Big Expanse

Collaboration

Following on from my previous post, Contribution, here are 8 ways to collaborate with others, within community: Do something calming or creative to manage stress (walking or singing) Renew or learn new skills (such as first aid or preserving) Daily self-care to increase strength (like running or yoga) Cluster errands/task, when possible, to reduce consumption of… Continue reading Collaboration

Contribution

Nature is threading change into our days, with the seasons. Here are some ways to adapt and improve upon current living situations: Growing, harvesting/preserving food Planting trees, particularly fruit-bearing Re-purposing items and waste where possible Adding feeders/water tables/shelter for wildlife Clearing gutters, drains and soak-aways regularly Collecting leaves and composting to improve soil quality Securing… Continue reading Contribution

Sacred Spaces

Here are some photos I took, when exploring Stone Henge and Avebury, in Wiltshire. I love the atmosphere of wandering these places. It unravels the knots of modern life and gives chase to your imagination. The play of light is one of my favourite aspects of a stone circle. The changeling weather provides a mysterious aspect.… Continue reading Sacred Spaces

Flourish

People are incredible; those that surround me, those that inspire me. I'm setting an intention for the new year... flourish; a living organism; to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a harmonious environment. Humanity is a living organism. Together we grow and develop; often with tremendous grace, sweat,… Continue reading Flourish

Earth Whispers

Some stanzas on the reviving properties of nature... Gone the brain slump Soul cramp ceases Trees offer reprieve Far from the clusterfunk   Feels good to see People as rainbows Community as a dress code I let towers topple And taste each moment There are galaxies in my cup   Society's the rub Nature the balm… Continue reading Earth Whispers

Winter Wisdom

A piece I've written of my grandmother is featured in She Who Knows - a magazine that honours the feminine and nature. Helmed by Cheryl Tipple-Trepat and Isabella Lazlo, it is packed with content by a diverse community of artists, writers and illustrators. Below is an extract from the piece... "The wildness pulls at me; tugging at… Continue reading Winter Wisdom

Positive

Many inspiring things are happening in the world. I enjoy being informed and inspired. Positive News is a current affairs magazine, led by Sean Dagan-Wood. I followed its stories for a while and became a community co-owner. Each issue covers a multitude of topics; delivering constructive and diverse news on many subjects. It is refreshing to… Continue reading Positive

Dig In

Here is another extract that is part of a larger collection, I hope you enjoy it: "Days spent in words and nature. Writing at tables or curled into chairs. Leaves unfurl, flowers bloom and pens run out. Comes the morning and the sun. Words and weeds are dug. This is where magic happens. Plot twists and new… Continue reading Dig In