Category Archives: Deeply connected

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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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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Coming Off Facebook

Coming Off Facebook – Awareness, Discomfort, Freedom

The short answer to why I have come off Facebook is rooted in these questions: What is most important to you in your life? What do you value? What are your passions? What brings your life meaning? In a nutshell Facebook was taking me away from what matters most to me in life. Trying to

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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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We were made for these times

A meditation Listening to a meditation by Tara Brach I was reminded that we were made for these times.  She quoted writing by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.  This writing spoke to me on a deep level. It reminded me to keep going even when times are tough and that I am not alone. I offer it

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Why I no longer offer a “free” gift for signing up to my mailing list.

Much of our world is based on exchange be it monetary or some other way of giving to get. Capitalism in particular has honed this belief so strongly that many now expect such returns for almost everything they do. We are loosing our connection to something more powerful and enduring that operates in the world

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Does judging others cause you more harm than good?

Did you see what she did? I can’t believe he said that? He’s so………. She’s a………. They’re…….. On and on it goes, that little voice inside passing judgement on others, their choices and behaviours, what they think, feel and say. We act like we know better and somehow we have the upper hand. It’s a

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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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A new approach to anxiety and depression

Blow Your Own Trumpet – Part Three

After making our lists someone in my group, see Blow Your Own Trumpet – Part One, suggested we blow our own trumpets. “We could read our lists to each other and then tell each other something we are good at or have achieved or are proud of, Blow our own trumpet’s.” Argh! A cringe took

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