Reflections

The Light in the Darkness

So, another year has scampered by - and what a crazy year it's been. On this Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year (and the Celtic precursor to Christmas)…
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How to avoid “doom scrolling”

It’s been quite a while since I last posted here - last year I moved from my 30+ year home in London to Sussex and this major transition has taken up lots of energy.  As…
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This is Care

It’s officially the start of Autumn – in my part of the world the air is cooler in the mornings and the days have started drawing in. Even though my…
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Taking Stock – Renewing Hope

It's the start of a new year. After two years riven by a pandemic that has tumbled our notions of ‘normal life’ the idea of ‘new’ carries a certain poignancy:…
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Moments of Reprieve

Sometimes we are gifted a special day. Certainly I was not expecting it, losing sleep as I have been over the latest IPCC report on climate and by the heartrending…
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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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