Time to get your babies out into the world

Today is Beltane, the Celtic festival of High Spring and mid point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Nature is bursting forth, trees groan under the weight of fat…
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Gina Martin TED talk

Why you need to be “good” at anger

“Anybody can become angry - that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the…
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Winter sunrise through forest

The light is returning

Thank God it’s February (I never thought I’d say that!) – at least it means pandemic January is over. It was a tough month and my self care routine is…
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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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