Today I went to a ‘seasonal gathering’ workshop in celebration of autumn and the festival of Samhain (Halloween). It was so lovely to experience a gathering of women in a small group, and to discuss living in alignment with the seasons, and what this time of year is all about. We talked about the different festivals… Read More Seasonal gathering, women together
This Sunday, 5th June, it is World Environment Day so I thought it was a very apt time to post about this. Yesterday I went to visit the Bee Garden we started 18 months ago in one of our local parks and, as you can see from the pictures, it is positively blooming! I spotted lots… Read More Get your garden buzzing!
As you may have read on my page Getting Environmentally Aligned, and in my post ‘Starting my ‘Zero Waste’ journey’, I am gradually finding ways to replace my household items (kitchen storage, clothing etc) with environmentally friendly, natural and Zero Waste alternatives to reduce my chemical and plastic consumption. In the new year, I decided… Read More Environmentally Friendly, Natural Toiletries
Nature is a fantastic place to calm, soothe and revitalise the body and mind. Numerous ongoing studies attest to this, as does the personal experience of every nature lover and outdoorsy person on the planet! For me, there is nothing more powerful than nature. I love to read up about ways we can align ourselves… Read More Bring on those negative ions!
Despite our best intentions, it isn’t always easy to be ‘zero waste’. The more I learn about the Zero Waste movement, the more I have realised how often I give in to the temptations of convenience. Tired and rushed one recent morning before work I headed to the local convenience store and bought a bottle of… Read More Zero Waste and Convenience
I just wanted to share a few pictures that I have taken over the last couple of days that show us just how beautiful our country of England is, but also remind us to be mindfully present to that beauty at all times. When finishing work on Tuesday, I could have just driven straight home… Read More Mindfulness and Presence
It might sound melodramatic but it would be the truth to say that this book changed my life. Any fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings knows how profound and incredible those stories are, but I never realised just how much wisdom lay in those books and how much of it I could incorporate into my own life.… Read More Book Review: The Wisdom of the Shire by Noble Smith
Our planet’s existence is a miracle, and our presence upon it even more so. Whether we came to be here through the guiding hand of a Creator, or through fortuitous chance conditions of the evolving Universe, Life on Earth is a gift. But, we aren’t taking care of it as we ought to. What is… Read More Stewards of our Planet Earth
I absolutely adore autumn; it is my favourite season of all. I love the smells, the harvest, the clear blue skies and crisp air. But, most of all, I love the colours. And it seems (from my Instagram feed at least) that nearly everyone else is captivated too! “Autumn is a second spring when every… Read More Autumn and the Chakras
Last weekend a friend and I decided to pop to London for the day. I have read all about Borough Market and Neal’s Yard, so I wanted to experience them for myself. At heart, I am a ‘wilderness girl’ – not just a ‘country girl’, but a ‘wilderness, I-prefer-trees-over-people girl’ – but every now and then I like a foray into the razzle-dazzle of cities.… Read More A little trip to London town…