Listen to the land
I grew up in Kent, with parents who didn’t come from that area. Often during school holidays we would return home to where my mum grew up on the Welsh and Shropshire borders. It was evident, even as a young child, that this was where Mum felt was home.
As soon as I could drive, … Read more
So many of the young people I have worked with over the years struggle with perfectionism. One of the ways I work with perfectionism is to turn it into a character and very often she is very closely related to our inner critic.
Perfectionist and the Inner Critic hang out together and sometimes seem like … Read more
Following your own track
I was rubbish at Physics at school, but I had to do it, either physics or chemistry and for me, they were both painful.
I got 4% in my first physics test and cried all the way home. It is the worst mark I have ever had. One of the reasons I went on to … Read more
Rewilding the land and yourself
In the first lockdown when the sun was out and the sky was blue and it felt like a treat not to have to commute, I read so many books about nature, Joanna Macy, and climate change. I also read Wilding by Isabella Tree and agreed! But I don’t own acres so I … Read more
Water runs down hill….
Children don’t do what I did in my twenties with Clare. Do not hitch hike to France and find yourselves in an isolated house with a hoard of hard drinking male truck drivers. Do not. We survived unharmed and emerged into the daylight wiser and saved by two nice guys who had stopped the rattling, … Read more
Self worth and awe
Do you know there is a difference between guilt and shame? Self-worth and awe?
I met John Perry on my Barefoot training course 10 years ago and something he said about Driver Behaviours was part of what gave me the push to leave my marriage. I don’t think we have spoken since then, but we … Read more