Ringing the changes
When I turned 50 I wrote a blog about rings, about the stories they tell, about the bonds they weave.
I had 3 rings made from my wedding ring and my mum’s old gold when I got divorced. One ring for each son and one for me, with the intention that I would wear … Read more
Ritual- why we need it
Last night, when the kids were in bed I sat out in the full moon and wrote down my intentions and affirmations in the silent cold, wrapped in a blanket; my own mini-ritual. The moon was radiant.
I do yoga and meditate and occasionally go to a sweat lodge, all of which have an element … Read more
Rings – ringing the changes for how we think about rings
These are the rings I am wearing right now.
I didn’t used to wear shiny rings but actually, I’m 50, if not now then when?
These rings tell a stories, as all rings do.
The three gold bands are made out of the gold of my marriage, which ended in divorce.
I re-created them as … Read more
Another year over and a new year just begun
Years ago I went through a phase of reading all of Bruce Chatwin’s books…starting with The Song Lines. I loved not just the travel, but his reflections on his experience. He used Moleskine notebooks on his travels and I aspired to have Moleskines as part of my life. It wasn’t until some 10 years later … Read more
Christmas is a ritual. The winter solstice is a ritual. New Year is a ritual.
- • What do you think of when you hear the word ‘ritual’?
• Which rituals have you been involved in during your life?
Many of us won’t be aware of our first ritual; how our birth was marked. Some people … Read more
Partner and I have been arguing about talking.
His work is all about information, accuracy and being precise (he calls this ‘being right’). He’s used to getting and giving information and when he asks questions to do with work they are to elicit a very specific type of information.
I am useless at remembering facts … Read more