Community and why we need to stop making like we’re penguins

Community parenting

I’ve just come back from a holiday with lots of other families.  Because we are all sharing the same space, we start our time together with a meeting where we work out the ground rules we are going to use to co-exist with each other and each other’s children.

We decide on bed … Read more


Christmas Talk?

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


Listening

When you listen to someone, how much of it do you remember? Give me a percentage?

20%, 50%, 100%?

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
Ernest Hemingway

I’ve been on training courses for the Cardiff University recently and we were revising coaching skills.

In the first two years of a romantic … Read more


Truth in Turkey

I actually still feel rested after our late arrival back from Turkey last week in spite of being back to early mornings and children who don’t want to be out of bed in time for school.  The 16  loads of washing (OK, I exaggerate; but only slightly) are done and the cases are stored under … Read more


Community Living

After I got back from Family Fortnight at Holistic Holiday Center Kalikalos in Greece.

We had a fantastic time living and working and learning with interesting people. Dr Ellen Storm has written a great blog describing the experience. Have a read of Ellen Storm‘s blog to find out more.

When we’re in Greece, everything … Read more


People Circles

Hello from week one of Family Fortnight at Holistic Holiday Center Kalikalos.

So far we’ve shared coaching, Biodanza, Capoeira, beaches, waves,sun, singing, meditation, yoga, cooking, washing up, beers and Tavernas.

More importantly we have shared Being. Being together, being parents, being kids, being present, being heard, being cared for, being ourselves.

One of … Read more


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