Listen to your silences

Listen to your silences

This has not been an easy blog to write; I have turned my thoughts and feelings round and round in my head and I keep coming back to the same place: that I really disliked my time in Ängsbacka, Sweden. I have not wanted to write about how much I disliked it for fear of insulting anyone associated with the place, or for fear of […]

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Ricitos de Oro

Ricitos de Oro

For 6 days each year the people of Seville celebrate all things Andalucian, women wear the traditional flamenco dresses (faralaes), and the men wear traditional short bolero jackets and hats (cordobés). I landed into Seville in the beginning of May and into the middle of Feria: what a treat! As I hauled my backpack around the city, sweltering in 34degree heat I wondered how the […]

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Leap of faith

Leap of faith

So, I have just booked my flight to Colombia!!! I will leave in August after 7 weeks in the Angsbacka Community in Sweden in June and July. I’m feeling shaky.. the truth is that I have had a few weeping meltdowns this morning before booking the flight. I have not yet made the money to cover my time there but I have bought it as […]

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Vignettes of Southern Spain

Vignettes of Southern Spain

My latest stop in my Eco-village journey is a the beautiful little community of Los Portales located north of Seville, in Southern Spain. My time here has been powerful and precious and for now I simply want to share some vignettes of this beautiful part of the world and a quote that has landed into my mind today: with gratitude for all the wonderful beings in all […]

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Systems thinking

Systems thinking

[2nd April 2017-2nd May 2017 Svanholm, Denmark] The idea of community is as old as human beings themselves. It is by coming together in groups to protect, support and feed one another: in responsive systems that we survived through the ages. And in these groups we have created, explored, and evolved different ways of living together. The ancient communities were, the original, eco-communities: they were predominantly […]

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Svanholm kids

Svanholm kids
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Joy in the Catalan Pyrenees

Joy in the Catalan Pyrenees

Eco-Dharma is situated at the base of a mountain crest in the Catalan Pyrenees. It is a place that, for me,  difficult to describe in words, so I have put together a series of images from my time there that give some sense of the beauty and changes in weather and light from morning till night. I spent my days here hiking and then sitting, […]

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Circles in the Pyrenees

Circles in the Pyrenees

From one climate to another: creating circles in the landscape in the dry rugged landscape of the Catalan Pyrenees. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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When nature calls

When nature calls

Living in community, I have been learning a lot about the need to find balance between time spent with others and time spent alone: time to simply nourish myself. I felt a little burnt-out after my time in Newbold House in Scotland, I loved it there and loved the community but I really missed time to myself and time for my creative practice. The wildness […]

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The joy of ducks

The joy of ducks

As I am writing, it is truly a day for ducks: the rain is drumming down on the roof of my little caravan; my current home. These days I am working in exchange for room and board at a little community associated with the Findhorn Foundation on the edge of the town of Forres in the North East of Scotland. We are currently a household […]

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