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


Clearing the old to make room for the new

Clearing out

Oh my goodness.  I am not renowned for my house-keeping skills, but I have been completely engulfed with a wave of clearing.  I know it’s spring and people talk about spring cleaning, but this feels like a tsunami!

It started with the trees at the bottom of the garden.  I cut out the … Read more


Climate Crisis and Some Good News

I hope your 2019 has started well.

Mine started, in a circle with a bunch of amazing people where we were invited to share what we knew about positive developments and innovations for the future.

One person told us about a 15 year old called Greta Thunberg and another person told us about Earth Strike. Read more


Seduction

I remember raving to someone about how amazing my new man was, how charming, how sexy, how romantic.

‘He’s seducing you’. Came the response.

‘Oh good’, I thought.

After all, so much lingerie, so many perfumes are sold on their powers of seduction.  Seduction was great; a dream come true.  I wanted to be seduced.  … Read more


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