Lessons learned from the Coastal Path : a summer update Hiking, or rambling as they call it here in England, has always been a favourite outdoor activity. I was in the Outing Club in university; I hiked through swaths of the western US as a younger woman... I even participated in Outward Bound as
Isolation Day 84. Dear Diary, Another month has been marked off the calendar; a month where after many weeks of hunkering down and holding things together, the tides turned and we were finally told we could ease out of lockdown. As many countries begin to go out instead of staying in, the 'holding things together'
Self Isolation, Day 19 Dear Diary, As humans, we seem to be in unfamiliar territory. Yes, there have been famines and wars, but those took place in a different era, before everything got so...Big. So Overblown. Globalised. Impregnated with Greed. As I observe the story of the Covid-19 pandemic unfold, there is societal chaos and
Self-isolation day 07 This is an invitation, a calling out to all your Hive-Minded Yogis and friends who are working on an inspiring project, have a great plant-based recipe, are cultivating your garden and have some tips, or just wish to say hello and share a little bit about yourself and your current situation. During
Why yes, aged-Genexers huddled into a little self-protective fetal position, it is. Self-isolation, Day 04, 05, 06, 07. It's all happening folks. Now that self-isolation is in full swing (for all of us), it means limiting all contact, not leaving the house if possible, and becoming OCD about washing our hands. I'm not sure yet
Of all the places one would expect to find oneself after proclaiming to the world the self-isolation is inevitable, here I am waiting in a snot-infested pharmacy at the good ol’ Royal Free Hospital. Never mind that I woke up at 5am to be here when the place opened. Never mind that I was told
Hello Friends, We are living through extra-ordinary times. Unprecedented times. Times that maybe even will give rise to social adaptations or environmental policies or folklore of the future. Who knows? During this time I am wishing you health and wellbeing, physical and mental, and wanted to share with you a few ways that might help
...but the real winning is in having the courage to get wet. Bhagavan Das once told me 'Life is messy, you've got to roll your sleeves up and get into it!" It was all I needed to hear at the time, to dive back in to living. I'd been in Amsterdam for seven years, and
When it's a Dark and Stormy Night, you're in a touch of bad weather. As a girl I was a Snoopy fanatic, in fact, one of my great parenting joys has been in passing off my complete (now vintage) Peanuts collection to my son. We share a common language of substantive humor through Schulz's works.
Most of us have regular opportunities to break out of our comfort zone, a chance to try something new. Whether that is waking up a little earlier to go for a walk, changing what is at the end of your fork, reconnecting with an old friend or reaching out to a stranger, the truth is