Author: Mairi

foraging to reconnect

Foraging to Reconnect

“Mankind evolved in the wild. Foraging and hunting are in our genes.” A Handbook of Scotland’s Wild Harvests by Fi Martynoga The why of foraging This is not a how to forage article, there are links to some websites for that, at the end. No, this is more of a call to reconnect through this forgotten

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How do we overcome the denial?

We must overcome the denial.

If what I’ve been writing about recently distresses you, if you find yourself wanting to turn away and avoid it all, you are not alone. Wishing it would all go away is a common reaction to dreadful news. We must resist and overcome the denial. Haul ourselves out I want the ecological and climate breakdown not to

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What CAN we do about the climate emergency?

What can we do? We can accept the truth and play our part in the healing of our planet. If you haven’t already, start by watching David Attenborough’s documentary, Climate Change, The Facts. “Collectively the vast majority of humans on the planet are suffering from an extreme case of separation anxiety. We’re separated from our connection

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elephant in the room

The elephant in the room invites us to fall back in love with our planet

Blog Warning: there is swearing in this article. Fall back in love with our planet This is my desperate plea, for us all to fall back in love with our planet. If I had a world sized soap box I would be standing on it now to broadcast this message to the whole world. To

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Is social media addiction a thing?

Is social media addiction a thing?

This post is is not an invitation to follow my lead and leave social media. It is a plea for raised awareness about the larger impact these platforms may be having in your life. Is social media addiction a thing you need to be concerned about? Read on and then let me know what you think. Addicted

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A new approach to anxiety and depression helped me to write again.

Anxiety and Depression A new approach to anxiety and depression helped me to write again after an unintended break. Today headphones announced their arrival. Abandoned plans In Dec I planned to send another Radical Self Care Newsletter but as that month progressed I realised that in order to get through what became an intense and busy

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Change Is Always Possible

DO something to start saving yourself and the planet. If you don’t, who will?

How do we start saving ourselves and the planet? This is an enormous question which can feel impossible to answer. Simply suggesting we DO something is not enough we have to address what stops us. When I read this quote I felt a massive inner YES. There is an answer so let’s take a look.

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Radical Self Care

You’d think I’d have known better! Do you?

You know that feeling when you realise you’ve taken on too much? Well I’m having it.  I won’t bore you with the list, but suffice to say that in a currently full to capacity life I decided to take on more.  Oh yea! Taken on too much Yes I’ve taken on too much. No-one made

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Self care

Self care, how do you measure yours?

Do you measure self care by what you’ve done? OR How you feel? A Tick Box Exercise A number of years ago I used to treat self care like a tick box exercise.   Yoga – tick Walk – tick Read – tick Meet a friend – tick Early bed – tick   Checking off my

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Let go

Could you be a Chinese farmer?

I love this story. My mind is extremely adept at judging everything, assessing it’s merit or not and thinking it knows what’s going on all the time. When I apply the Chinese Farmer attitude to my life there is an easing up, a relaxing that takes place. I let go of trying to predict all

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