• The waves and the shore

    I am the shore, the stony shore,Rocky, hardened by time.Impenetrable.You, my children, the wavesThe ever-crashing, bashing, smashing waves. The infinite ocean of your possibilities leads as far as the eye can seeSometimes grey and stormy,Sometimes calm and blueEver changing, ever changing. Sometimes throwing up seaweed, […]

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  • Mothers meeting – women’s sacred circles

    Welcome to the circle. Come in with your chatter, take off your coat. Find a place, slip off your shoes, wriggle your toes and tuck them under you. The candle on the centre table is lit. Its golden light softens the tired faces grouped around […]

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  • Metta meditation of loving kindness

    Thank you for the support and interest in our circle of Deep Compassion. I know of two other circles and many individuals who will be joining us. I have already started receiving cards which I am compiling to give to the mother in mourning. (Please see my […]

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  • A Women’s Circle of Deep Compassion

    What can I do? That was my first question. A good friend approached me almost immediately she heard the news – you’re tapped into a large mother’s network in the area, what can we do? I felt blank. Empty. In complete shock. Helpless in the face of […]

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  • The grieving mother soul

    For Una, and all who grieve, I send you a prayer with every breath. I cannot begin to comprehend your pain, the scale of your loss. The storm winds of the mother soul howled around this house last night, and every other house in the […]

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  • A LOVE LETTER: in celebration of mamas:

    I am lucky to know a lot of lovely mamas who are full time mamas, and also work at things that they love, to support their families financially and nourish their souls. Far from the ‘having it all mums’ of the 80s and 90s, these […]

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  • Mother tongue – a positive vocabulary of mothering

    “We live in an articulate society, continually questioning ourselves and each other. It is not fair to leave a new mother with a horrific collection of words to condemn her – and almost nothing in the way of praise for when she is doing something […]

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  • BALANCING WORK AND PARENTING

    An alternative to the work and parenting dilemma 1500 WORD ARTICLE- published in JUNO “The future is not inevitable. We can influence it, if we know what we want it to be…We can and should be in charge of our own destinies in a time of […]

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  • “Watch out, rocks ahead!”

    The jolt in our civilisation is much on my mind at the moment. Watching the Trillion Pound debt programme and reading Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Environmental and Economic Collapse, I am trying to arm myself with the facts. The scale of the figures […]

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  • Creating climate change from within

    A 1700 word article Looking at the enormous upheavals in our financial system over the past two years, I feel a certain lack of shock. Whilst our leaders scrabble for solutions to this unanticipated crisis, prophets of all stripes have foreseen this coming: the crash […]

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