Peace

Peace

Devastating news images and social media posts detailing horrific suffering are bringing peace globally to the top of the agenda for so many of us, but what is peace and how do we bring it about? If this is not a spiritual question, then I don’t know what is. It calls us to go within and ask and sit in […]

We Are Family

We Are Family

We are increasingly becoming aware of the harms of our perceived disconnection from the natural world and of increasing polarization amongst our fellow Humans. Whilst we work hard to counter the effects of climate change, loss of wildlife, war and social injustice, surely we cannot fix these problems using the same mindset that created them. As a foundation, we need […]

How Mindfulness Can Help for COP26 and Beyond

How Mindfulness Can Help for COP26 and Beyond

The past few weeks and months may have felt like a rather frantic swimming in a soup of social media, news and documentaries and all sorts of busyness to try to make sure that important messages about the need for urgent climate action are heard. There has been a dizzying array of events and announcements to try to keep abreast […]

The Eco-Worrier’s Mini Guide to Saving the Planet

The Eco-Worrier’s Mini Guide to Saving the Planet

I recently wrote about anxiety and how it can be your superpower.  This is especially clear when it comes to eco-anxiety.  I have found it really easy to feel paralysed by a whole swathe of difficult feelings, from anxiety to grief, guilt to anger. At times I have felt despair. I have also experienced a sense of frantic urgency and […]

Teaching Peace

Teaching Peace

I have caught myself a few times recently being less than peaceful. Perhaps it is understandable – there is a lot of fear and anxiety, not helped by news and social media. It occurred to me that each of us is a teacher and that we have a choice in every moment about what it is that we are teaching. […]

Nature Connection During Covid-19

Nature Connection During Covid-19

It’s inescapable – many more people have been heading for greenspaces during the recent coronavirus crisis. It is reminiscent of the beaches at the first sign of a sunny day in Britain. It got to the point where authorities were having to step in and impose restrictions, because the crowds were making social distancing very difficult. Quite why this surge […]

Acceptance lessons in nature

Acceptance lessons in nature

Taking a nature connection walk this morning, I noticed that I was in that harsh doing mode, where I was like a square wheel on a bumpy road. I wasn’t exactly irritable on the surface, but that restless, self-critical mental “weather” was not far below the surface. I wanted to find that blissful place where I had been before and […]