Author: Mairi

Changing The World One Oatcake At A Time.

I started to write about making my own oatcakes and out came all this! Several times over the last few months I have heard things which alarmed me, information which suggests the global collapse is upon us, disaster imminent. I freaked out.  I felt I couldn’t cope with the information, I have no reference points for

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Saving Ourselves From Toxic People

Not always easy, but always liberating. As we change and grow in our lives we may come to realise that some of the people around us are not good for us anymore. Maybe we’ve let them boss us around, belittle us and put us down, maybe we end up drinking too much or taking drugs

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Walk 17 – The Last One

I have now walked the shoreline of Loch Creran on the West Coast of Scotland. This was a personal challenge which I hope will also have been interesting and inspiring for others. You can read more about why I did it here and find all the previous walk blog posts here. Wow, it’s done and I

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Ooops, Lack of Self-Care Strikes Again!

I’m sharing this video from my bed. Why? Watching this reminded me why. It helped me rejoin the dots creating a picture I try to resist at times because it tells a truth parts of me find hard to accept. I have a pattern I run sometimes, which I’ve been running recently, it goes something

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Walk 16 – Rubha Garbh to North Shian Bay.

I am walking the shoreline of Loch Creran on the West Coast of Scotland. This is a personal challenge which I hope will also be inspiring, you can read more about it here. My husband dropped me off at the bay around the corner from Rubha Garbh. The first thing that struck me was the

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What do you need?

If we have full bellies, a roof over our head, clothes on our back and some free time plus access to more of the same, then I believe we live in a state of privilege. If we also live in a country that is democratic (though some may dispute that now here in the UK!)

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Walk 15 – North Ardnaclach Farm to Rubha Garbh

I am walking the shoreline of Loch Creran on the West Coast of Scotland. This is a personal challenge which I hope will also be inspiring, you can read more about it here. The blazing sunshine of this walk seems very far away as I sit here with thick socks and a jumper on watching

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Change Is Always Possible

What a Wonderful World.

I have the very good fortune to have a lovely conservatory and this is where I sat to practice meditation this morning. The sound of the birds tweeting helped call me back to my breath. Our minds love to wander and it is useful to have something to help us return to the here and

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Expectations

Unless we look we may not even see the bars of the cages which confine us the expectations that actually rule our lives. They may be so embedded in us from our childhoods that they have become how we operate in the world. We are no-longer aware of our cage. Layered on top of all

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Change Is Always Possible

Middle of the Night Mind Bending

I love Tara Brach. She has been a companion of mine for the last 5 years or so, though she doesn’t know it. I started listening to her when we were away sailing and while I was recovering from CFS/ME. I used to lie down in my little cabin and listen to podcasts of her

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