Friday, 29 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
So the intention will be to have regular updates, share ideas on the role of nature, mindfulness and ecotherapy, and to celebrate the world around us.
With worldwide concerns about conflict, finance and environmental problems; local issues about community, sustainability and services; personal and family communication and caring, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Having access to our natural environment is critical in being able to have a perspective that brings you into the moment, allows you to appreciate the small things as well as the big.
Get outdoors, see the 'big view', appreciate the world around you. Rise Again.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
(A saying of Hazrat Inayat Khan)
Swimming becomes more difficult as the conditions get tougher. However we can learn techniques and develop tools to use that enable us to cope whatever the conditions. Developing mindfulness helps us get more from life. Whether we run a business, a family, or simply want to live above the circumstances rather than drown under them. Becoming aware, learning to respond rather than react, to be less judgemental, using the flow rather than paddling against it, these are the attributes of mindful living
Monday, 22 March 2010
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Spot the difference:
With the Climate Change summit in Copenhagen ending with a weak agreement to do something rather than a strong legally binding agreement with specific objectives (you know - all the things we are taught at management school 101, SMART goals, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time framed - all the things we haven't got!), we have to ask do we have weak leaders because our own commitment is weak? Can we be bothered or would we rather keep spending, consuming until the resources run out? Until our cosy world is overturned by people looking for food and water?
Start taking control of the message you want to give - go to
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
If we care about our environment, whether because we want to protect areas like this or because we are concerned about the future our children will be dealing with then we need to act. This year, thousands of individuals and organisations from across the country are putting aside their differences to help write the first chapter of 21st Century’s biggest story. The idea is simple: we work together to achieve a 10% cut in the UK’s carbon emissions in 2010. From village post offices to City skyscrapers, everyone’s invited.
Cutting 10% in one year is a bold target, but for most of us it’s an achievable one, and is in line with what scientists say we need right now. And by signing up to a 10% target we’re not just supporting 10:10 - we’re making it happen. The success of 10:10 depends on getting everyone involved, and the 10:10 website has all the tools you need to pass the message on far and wide. We need to start spreading the word to every corner of the country, inviting our friends, family, colleagues, customers, competitors – everyone we know – to take part.
It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of a huge problem like climate change, but by uniting large numbers of people and institutions around immediate, effective and achievable action, 10:10 enables all of us to make a meaningful difference.
It’s the perfect opportunity to find out what’s possible when we work together. 10:10 is about putting aside our differences to tackle the defining challenge of our age. 10:10 is about working together.