Author: Mairi

Diet judgements aren’t helpful on an ailing planet.

Diet Judgements Having just explained to someone that it’s easier if I just provide my own lunch, I find myself thinking about why diet judgements aren’t helpful on an ailing planet. We live in a world saturated with ideas about what makes a healthy, morally correct or planet saving diet. Allegiance to particular diets has become

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Change Is Always Possible

The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived

Walking through a park in Edinburgh recently I came across a scene which made me feel like I’d landed in a Zombie Apocalypse. Surrounded by trees, a loch full of swans, ducks quacking and dappled sunlight cascading through brilliant green leaves, I felt a tremor of fear. Staring at screens To the left of me

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What is META Consciousness and how can it help you?

“Like any other major experience, illness actually changes us.  How?  Well for one thing we are temporarily relieved from the pressure of meeting the world head on.  We enter a world of introspection and self-analysis. We think soberly, perhaps for the first time, about our past and future. Illness gives us that rarest thing in the world–a second chance, not

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Ecological grief

Ecological grief and how to process it

“The darkness we enter when we are overwhelmed by the swell of grief is a place of belonging” Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow The Dodo When I was a young child we visited a museum where I came across a stuffed Dodo in a glass cage. Back I went again and again staring

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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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