How do you Greet the Day?

Greeting the day in my garden has become a valued ritual each morning. Today’s forecast predicts a scorcher. Fortunately, last night was cool and as I walk barefoot on the earth, I enjoy the feeling of the evening dew beneath my feet. A breathtaking oceanic blue sky above, and a gentle breeze caresses my cheeks […]

Is there an Imposter in the House?

Throughout my professional career, I have had the privilege of hearing the stories of incredible capable women who harbour an inner doubt, a persistent fear of being unmasked as imposters despite their undeniable achievements. Does this sound familiar? Believing that we are imposters places us in a constant state of second-guessing, chasing perfection, suppressing our […]

Embracing Darkness: The Transformative Power of the Shadow

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” C. G. Jung In the depths of our psyche lies a powerful force that often goes unnoticed – the shadow.  Explored by influential depth psychologists Carl Jung and James Hillman, the shadow represents the hidden aspects of ourselves […]

The Spiritual Legacy of Enheduanna and Inanna: Honouring Ancient Wisdom

The stories of Enheduanna and Inanna, two remarkable figures from ancient Mesopotamia, offer a captivating glimpse into the rich tapestry of human history and the enduring power of the divine feminine.  Enheduanna, the world’s first known poet and priestess, and Inanna, the ancient Sumerian goddess, embody strength, wisdom and the ability to transcend societal norms.  […]

Cultivating Connection: Exploring the Intersection of Eco-Spirituality and Shamanism

Eco-Spirituality is a term that has gained increasing recognition in recent years.  It is a concept that combines the principles of ecology and spirituality.  The practice of eco-spirituality acknowledges the interconnectedness of all living things and the importance of preserving the natural world. At its core, eco-spirituality is a call to action for us to […]

Self-Care and the Activist

“Caring for myself is not Self-Indulgence; it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde; radical feminist, civil rights activist and writer. Lorde reminds us that self-care in and of itself is a powerful form of activism.  How can activists sustain themselves in an era of social and ecological transition? How […]

Trauma and the Activist

Front-line activism has the potential to expose the individual to psychological and physical harm. To do this work it is important for all involved, including the organisation to be trauma informed.  Traumatologist Bessel van der Kolk captures, trauma exposed work brilliantly, “trauma really does confront you with the best and the worst.  You see the […]

Compassion Fatigue and the Activist

Commitment to a passionate calling can be both energising and debilitating.  Activism predominantly attracts big-hearted compassionate people who tend to place the needs of others before their own. It is not unusual for the activist to place family, friends, colleagues, and animal companions in a circle of kindness and compassion and then unconsciously relegate themselves […]

Under A Blood Red Moon

Last night the heavens presented us with a breathtaking display of mesmerising beauty.  A full moon lunar eclipse enticed us to cast our eyes skyward, because whatever else we were doing paled into insignificance compared to this vision.  My neighbours came out into their gardens and together we watched the celestial show under the blood […]