It is a very personal process of baby steps, of becoming and approaching rather than 'achieving' a level of some kind. Every day we do a little bit more 'work in the garden' of our selves and our families and hopefully over time we slowly and lovingly and gently have more positive impacts. There is no shortcut, or simple answer, just a continuing conscious intention.
In the UK we buy more than 80 million boxed chocolate eggs each year at Easter, generating 4,370 tonnes of card waste and costing around £299 million*. Here are some simple tips to help us reduce our impact and green-up our Easter. Choose eggs with less packaging or invest in a mould and make your own. Crumple … Continue reading 5 Simple Ideas for a Sustainable Easter
As a topic, success can quickly become fertile ground for clichés and rote answers. There just isn’t one type of success that everyone subscribes to. So much so, that there is even a campaign rallying to get a major dictionary to change their definition of the word. Traditionally notions of success have been linked closely … Continue reading Success 2.0, A Life-Friendly Version
This week has been a time of reflection for several reasons. There is a level of busy-ness that comes with being part of a family whether or not you have anything else going on. And right now, we have a lot else going on. There is a new business (mine), there is a new job … Continue reading How To Keep Your Head Up (even when the view gets interrupted)
This is a piece of writing honed over some time and given to our extended family and friends as a thank you following our nuptuals last week. My wish is that it remind us all that we exist as individuals in community, and are all in this together. We are, at our essence, made of … Continue reading
As much as I don’t like to admit it, there are times when I really don’t care whether or not my child watches another hour of television. Or even if he plays with a toy gun, or perhaps plays a certain computer game for more than the time allowed. Like a wave of parental apathy … Continue reading Fight Apathy.. Or Don’t
It might be a long bow I’m pulling here, but I know there’s some pertinent truth in this too, mothers (and the people who support mothers) are so often the women we all count on to get things done. Just look at all the people who want to recruit mums because they know that women … Continue reading Mothers – In Full Flight
It’s family holiday time for our little clan. And this time we’ve decided a trip overseas is a good idea. The boy wonder is seven and ready for an adventure that he may even remember in the future, so we’ve gone to Bali, Indonesia for a couple of weeks. The island of Bali is 75% … Continue reading