The Seasonal Blues. Some are more affected than others by the reduced sunlight hours. Living in an urban environment where we can only hypothesize that Nature's long dormancy is soon coming to an end, we may not notice the stirrings under the earth, the sap rising, the buds swelling. The birds beguiling mating rituals may…Read more Winter Detox
Let's explore this thing : walking. Can we be in walking while we walk? How does it feel? What does it take to remain there? How often and when do we escape the walking to do something else (thinking, planning, ruminating) besides putting one foot in front of the other? This walking...Where do you feel…Read more Circles and Paths
Extreme caregivers and emotional labourers --professionals in the human and social services industries, but also wives, mothers, adult daughters, that's to say nearly always women-- should take better care of themselves. It's a platitude all too regularly ignored. In a society striated by leylines of power where certain tasks are deemed subaltern, and as corollary certain…Read more Radical Self Care?
Back to school can be a stress challenge as we go from the leisurely long summer holiday stroll to a quick sprint, accelerating more quickly than is reasonable or healthy. Sometimes we need reminding to slow down and to pay attention differently. Handling prickly cacti is an excellent mindfulness exercise. We quickly realise that attending…Read more La Rentrée? Épineuse.