Author: Mairi

You can’t out run or out numb your feelings

Spot on that woman!     Good and bad emotions Hurrah for Susan David and all the other people out there giving us permission to feel our feelings. Not only have we grouped them into good and bad we then use this hierarchy to judge which we can express and which must be pushed away,

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It happens in nice middle calss families too

It Happens in Nice Middle Class Families Too.

Telling the Truth It has taken me decades to talk about this stuff openly and honestly. To be able to tell my truth without hanging my head in shame. The reason for this is two fold.  Firstly there is the blanket of denial I grew up under and secondly there is what what went on underneath

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Finish What You’ve Started

A New Story Here is a tale about connecting, collaborating and creating something new. To change the world this sort of story is essential. Coming together and sharing creates a space where the new can emerge. Although simple it demonstrates beautifully the synergy of more heads being better than one. During the recent Bookends Festival

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Are you too busy for breakfast?

Are you too busy for breakfast?

I hope not as it’s possibly one of the most important simple things you could do to improve the health of your mind and body. To make it easier I am sharing this very simple breakfast idea with you. It does require a little advance prep but hey, if you can’t find a few minutes once

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A quiet but steadfast revolution is already underway, come and join in.

I believe that few of us are in any doubt now that things HAVE to change, and that those who argue against that are few and far between. Mass suicide Our current trajectory as a human race is going in one direction. Not only have we triggered the sixth mass extinction on earth the craziest

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Change Is Always Possible

Blame, be a victim and suffer if you want to, but you don’t have to, it’s a choice.

When I first heard that I am responsible for the state of my life and no-one else but me, I didn’t like it. Poor Me I was just waking up to the troubled state of my childhood and firmly intrenched in “poor me”.  I had all those terrible things done to me, don’t you know?

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What is it like to be me?

After watching this Sustainable Human video,  What is it like to be you? (Available at the bottom of this post) I thought about how very easy it is to judge others, to imagine we know how they are, what it’s like for them, to see the outside and think we understand the inside. We don’t. I thought about

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Awakening in Argyll – Events Listing

2018 All events take place in the Victory Hall Benderloch unless stated otherwise. January Sunday 14th –  Tackling our Trash A world cafe event to discuss and explore positive action we can take individually and together to tackle our mounting waste issue. February Thursday 1st – Fun in Feb A chance for eco-minded folks get

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Create space in your life

Do you create space in your life, if not why not?

In the past I could or would not create space in my life. My water tight way of living made sure no rogue thoughts or feelings seeped through to upset things. Some of this began to change when I started working through Rick Brinkman’s Life By Design, programme with a couple of friends. As we tackled our

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Can you face the void?

Can you face the void?

A few years a go I wrote a blog called How To Be Happy With Less. It was the start of a long process of simplifying my life. Although massive strides have been made I still have a way to go. My life was incredibly cluttered physically, emotionally mentally and spiritually; there’s a lot of

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