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Winter sunrise through forest

The light is returning

I thought I was on the slippery slope to oblivion last week when I hit a wall, abandoned my to do list and spent the afternoon flopped on the sofa…
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Winter Solstice – the still point of the turning world

At the still point, there the dance is T S Eliot Today is the Winter Solstice - the shortest, darkest day of the year and the pivot point where we…
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How to survive and thrive in the coming winter

The clocks have gone back, it’s dark by 5pm and the winter months stretch out before us.  I’ll admit to a nip of anxiety about how I’ll cope with the…
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Will your autumn be an ordeal or an adventure?

“The difference between an ordeal and an adventure is attitude”. Today is the Autumn Equinox – one of only two days in the year when the day and night are…
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Harvest time: it’s OK to have a rest

Today is Lammas (or Lughnasa in Ireland), the ancient Celtic festival that comes midway between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. Traditionally it marks the first harvest of the…
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Confessions of a FOMO-holic: what lockdown taught me about focus

I have a guilty secret – I’m in my 50s and I’ve pretty much managed to avoid commitment and accountability all my life – quite an admission for someone who…
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How Beltane can save you from Lockdown Meltdown

Today is Beltane, the ancient Celtic May Day festival that marks the height of Spring - a time of maximum fertility and a potent moment to put forth dreams for the…
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What To Do With the Time That Is Given Us

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” Gandalf, Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkein Will we take the time – amidst…
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