Every six weeks I run a consciousness meeting for a group of women who want to talk about what really matters. The theme of solitude was chosen by a group member who is planning to run a retreat early in the new year. She wanted to explore how the rest of us experience solitude. Those … More Solitude Equals Home
Conversations about Living Consciously for a Better World provide practical skills, resilience and supportive information in this time of uncertainty, challenge and change. Sue Brayne in conversation with Pam Candea, CEO, climate activist and group work facilitator. Pam Candea is CEO of The Surefoot Effect, a community interest company which equips people, communities and organisations … More Get skilled up for climate crisis!
Yesterday I spent an inspiring day at the Festival for Death and Dying at the Connect Centre, Wells. It was wonderful to meet with so many people dedicated to helping others to talk more honestly and openly about death and dying, and how to do funerals differently. To conclude, a group of us came together to talk … More The realities of life and death in our modern world
The scariest thing this Halloween is the news on our changing climate. One source of support is the growing network on Deep Adaptation. I recommend supporting their crowdfund, which ends on November 9th. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/deep-adaptation-crowdfund
Recently I was a participant in Professor Jem Bendell’s Deep Adaptation retreat at the Haybergill Centre, Yorkshire. I was a little apprehensive before embarking on the six-hour drive from Wiltshire because I had read Jem’s deep adaptation paper, which doesn’t pull any punches predicting social unrest and financial collapse as climate crisis continues to unfold. Yet I … More Deep Adaptation: a time to come together
‘There are no references to the Sun turning red during the middle of the day,’ said folklorist Twm Elias this morning on Radio 4’s Today Programme. He was referring to the strangeness of what happened to our Sun yesterday. Chris French, professor of psychology at Goldsmiths and fellow guest, was in full agreement that this … More An Apocalyptic sign yesterday? May be so …