How to build a new identity

My New Year post was all about the different roles I have played and was starting to think about the roles I’d like to play in the next decade.

I was talking to someone at a cross-roads in their life and got to thinking about identity and where we get it and what it means.… Read more


Horse Mirror

I know, I know, not more about horses.  I admit I’m feeling pretty obsessed.  I haven’t felt this attracted to anything for a long time and the pull is powerful.

It started on a weekend pony trek in damp and grey North Wales where I was part of a group who walked our horses over … Read more


What we observe changes

Lesson observations

I mentor student teachers who get observed endlessly in their training and this week, as a teacher, I’ve had two formal observations, one for psychology A level lesson and one for my final yoga assessment.  Both went OK. The observations were both carried out by people I like and trust so to that … Read more


A life lived in chapters

Years ago, a friend’s mum was splitting up with her partner of many years.  We would have been in our early twenties and I’m guessing she was in her late forties.  She was sad about the end of the relationship, but not as sad as I, with all my worldly experience, thought she might have … Read more


Solstice Reflections

Celebrating Litha

Yesterday was the summer solstice; the longest day of the year and the shortest night.  Increasingly I’m aware of the nature’s seasons and wanting to connect with them and so took some time to mark festival that pagans refer to as Litha.  In more ancient cultures, the solstice was a time to … Read more


New Paradigm

Yesterday I was talking to Madeleine Forbes about the new paradigm.  Madeleine lives in Portugal where she and her family are developing a sustainable life and I interviewed her because she is trying to live differently, by her own rules.  I have been interviewing women who are living according to their own values and perspectives … Read more


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