Author: Mairi

Lessons From A Tree, Part 5 – Wounds

Wounds One day lying underneath an oak tree I visit I noticed just how many broken branches it had. All up the length of it’s trunk are the semi rotten stumps of what must have broken a long time ago. There are also some huge limbs missing and others which have bits and pieces broken

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Walk 13 – Creagan Bridge to Creagan Inn

As the crow flies this walk is minuscule however it still took me a couple of hours because I visited the top of all the rocky outcrops on the way. These are all mini islands though the bare rock top of one was so small it is probably awash most high tides. As I left

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Lessons From A Tree, Part 4 – Roots

Roots I have watched the little birch tree in my garden bend and sway in a storm, but I have felt a mighty oak weather one. One day last year the weather matched my mood. A huge storm was raging outside and the one inside felt like it could break me. Family concerns were tearing

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Low Sugar Treats

Following on from last night’s screening of That Sugar Film, as requested, I’m sharing the recipes for the two snacks I brought. Blueberry Bites These are based on a recipe in That Sugar Book called Blueberry Cocoa Clusters. Once you understand the basic recipe you can play around with the ingredients to suite your taste. This

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Lessons From A Tree, Part 3 – Tree Mindfulness

Tree Mindfulness That little birch tree (Lessons From A Tree – Part 2), taught me such a lot as I sat in my chair wondering if I would ever get outside again. Intellectually I understand much of what she has to say but emotionally I often take a while to catch up. Nonetheless there is solace

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Lessons From A Tree, Part 2 – Becoming Me

Becoming Me Although I have never forgotten that incredible experience with a tree all those years ago, Lessons From A Tree – Part 1, it wasn’t till relatively recently that I started to consciously learn more from trees again. For some reason shortly after I became ill with ME/CFS I felt drawn to trees. I

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A Walk Through London

I was in London recently for a Matrix Re-imprinting with EFT course, which incidentally was amazing and gives me a whole other modality to help people heal past traumas and unearth what stops them living a life they love. I chose to stay near the course in Chiswick which just happens to be where I

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Adaptable Raw Pad Thai

I absolutely love this recipe and could happily eat it three times a day. My mouth waters at the thought of the lime juice, nuts, garlic and ginger combo, it’s one of my favourite’s of all time. Unfortunately my family do not feel the same way about it, which is why I made myself a gigantic

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Lessons From A Tree, Part 1 – Life Goes On

Life Goes On Almost 20 years ago I was grappling with being told that I had had Clamydia infection. It had so damaged my fallopian tubes I would not be able to get pregnant naturally. A tree helped me to heal. The news that I would never conceive naturally was an enormous shock. As a

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Walking Loch Creran

Walk 12 – Inver Boathouse to the Creagan Bridge.

I am walking the shoreline of Loch Creran on the West Coast of Scotland. This is a personal challenge, you can read more about it here. My husband dropped me at Inver Boathouse and I prepared for what I thought would be quite a challenging walk. It was, in more ways that I had expected.

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