Mind the gap

“Mind the Gap!” They announce that on the London Underground when there’s a space between the train and the platform. In real life, though, we need a bigger gap. A gap between...

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Our inner compass never fails

Our inner compass never fails. It always points to the North of our soul’s desire. So when we’re not following its needle, we feel bad. We feel tension. We feel a little...

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When you're feeling overwhelmed

“Stop the world, I want to get off!” That (the name of a 60s musical) was what my mother used to say when things got too much. When she needed a break. We’ve all had that...

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Our nature in us

Yesterday at about 8pm, the sun was shining through the trees. Its low angle revealed hundreds of spider webs strung between the branches, lit up as if the silk itself had its...

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Strong tree, bendy tree

I’ve always been a big planner. Tell me what we’re doing next Saturday – and don’t dare change the schedule! Mess with my plans and you mess with my head, I tell you! And that...

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Every moment another choice

Every minute of every day we get to decide: do we choose fear or do we choose love? When a horrific news story takes over our TV. When an irritating email drops into our...

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Go to ground

I was on the phone this morning, and as it was a lovely day, I took the call outside. It was an early-morning call and the earth was just starting to warm up. The air was full...

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