Category Archives: Radical Self Care

help save our planet

5 Positive Ways to Help Save The Planet

Reading time: 3 minutes It may feel like an impossible task, but together we are far more powerful than we ever imagine, we CAN help save the planet. 1. Stay informed Keep in touch with the problems on our planet. Try to find a balance between staying awake and aware but avoid becoming so overwhelmed

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for the sake of our children

For the sake of our children

We need to overcome our fears and take action now, for the sake of our children. Abuses My parents engaged in relentless arguments and battles while I was growing up. She nit picked away at him, he criticised back, both nasty. Sometimes it descended into domestic violence, something no child should ever have to witness.

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What the f___ is going on?

What the f___ is going on? I am very curious about this question. Why do so many people like pages and make comments on Facebook, tweet away on twitter, sign on-line petitions and join mailing lists? What do they think is the point? This pseudo sort of activism, armchair action, has little or no substance

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What hope is there?

What hope is there Having written several pieces about the climate emergency, protested, written to MP’s and local councillors, run workshops, attended trainings and more, I am wondering; what hope is there? My conclusion is; not a lot. I find myself in a very reflective and contemplative place wondering whether to bother anymore. Hippie thing

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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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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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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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Change Is Always Possible

DO something to start saving yourself and the planet. If you don’t, who will?

How do we start saving ourselves and the planet? This is an enormous question which can feel impossible to answer. Simply suggesting we DO something is not enough we have to address what stops us. When I read this quote I felt a massive inner YES. There is an answer so let’s take a look.

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