Category: Psychology and Emotions

I gather in

At last,

after the winter’s stone,

I gather mugwort from the village roads.

Feathered purple sage,

fresh mint,

lemon balm,

thyme’s purple flowers

and parsley’s drooping stars,

hang in my kitchen,

drying,

to save the scents of summer,

against the winter chills.

 

I gather the pearl-grey down

of cygnets

preening

on the dappled morning… Read more

We serve no one when we play small

I was on a permaculture course,

Life changing;

The ideas, systems,

the people,

wise,

interested and interesting,

synthesising experience,

weaving webs of new understanding.

 

One of us,

post-doctoral researcher,

unsure,

if she could venture

into academia alone,

without

a university at her shoulder.

Keeping her voice small,

When her work,

is game changing,

life … Read more

Dwelling on the edge

Carol Shepherd is bi-sexual and Christian and proud of both and therein has been the thorny point of her explorations. How does someone who defines themselves as bi-sexual find belonging within the Christian world?  Carol speaks with zeal and determination about the dilemma that many bi-sexual Christians face and her research has found such intersecting … Read more