Category: Spirituality

Climate Emergency – a call for elders to support future generations

We have known since the 80s that climate change was in need of our attention and yet, we have either ignored it or tinkered around the edges of the massive changes that need to be made.  As mothers and elders we have weathered storms and even in our imperfections, we have wisdom and experience to … Read more

Power, influence and control

The only thing that ever changed everything was a small group of people who connected to create a movement.  We can draw on each other to create a positive outcome for the climate tipping point we are now at. Here’s how you can leverage your individual and our collective power to bring about the changes … Read more

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