Sustainable Change

We are being forced into transformations. We have ducked the issues for too long. We need to look at our food production, our consumption, our waste, our inequalities.

Dear David Austin Roses,

We can all make micro-reparations. If we don’t address our mistakes and if we don’t acknowledge that we have contributed to the problem – and ignoring it is contributing to the problem – we are staying stuck. Our collective shame and suffering will never end.

Press Pause

I am thankful for moments of quiet. In between meetings, I open the window, and breathe.

Together we stand

I am a tulip devotee. I see them as a reward for getting through winter. They are a celebration life.

Intimacy

There will be dark times, there will be light. There will be time to open up, time to close down. We’re all learning.

Brave Little Blossom

For just a short while, they will open their petals, expose their hearts and share their gifts. They will be rocked and buffeted. They will sing, weep, laugh, give, receive, learn.

Flow

Yoga, meditation, gardening. They fulfil the same function. Flow, connection with myself, connection with the universe. A free flow of giving and receiving. Being alive; feeling alive in every cell of my being, being alive to nature.

Balance

We rarely reach the point in life where we can say ‘I have achieved my perfect balance.’ But there are moments. I had one this morning, in the middle of a very unromantic task: taking the kitchen waste out to the compost heap. The light was catching the veg patch just so. I could smell…

Tight-knit

Tight-knit: adjective: closely integrated and bound in love or friendship

10 Thoughts on New Growth

How is it, when all the others are much bigger, much stronger, more colourful, more showy… how is it that the humble little snowdrop is the bravest of all?

Low-Impact Days

Not every day can be dynamic. Some days you don’t tick anything off your to-do list. Some days you just need to lie in a little patch of sunlight.