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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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Dread, Fascination and the Lure of Slow

Reflections on the Coronavirus “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room all alone.’ Blaise Pascal from Pensées 139 9 MARCH THE FASCINATION OF…
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Pause to reflect and celebrate – the power of the autumn equinox

Yesterday was the Autumn Equinox, the day when the light and dark are of exactly equal length, poised for a moment in perfect balance before the nights lengthen and we…
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