The Bliss Body and You

August 31, 2012 by  
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I believe that pleasure is our birthright. To truly allow yourself to drop into your body and give yourself over to your senses, to embrace a felt experience of the world, and to recognise the sacredness of your flesh… this for me is the bliss body – our gateway to pleasure. It seems to me […]

Reawakening Wonder

June 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Nature Space

Wonder is the state that safeguards the innocence which resides in the heart of all dreams, wishes, magic and love. If we peel back the filters of cynicism, we would begin to look with wonder again. You know, like we used to do when we were children. Here are just a few aspects of nature […]

Wild Women Don’t Do Paths

March 15, 2010 by  
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From a very young age we are encouraged to keep to the path.  After all, just look what happened to Little Red Riding Hood when she wandered off in search of wildflowers! Or the sad case of Hansel & Gretel, left alone in the forest with no path to follow, and their makeshift breadcrumb path […]

Green Fingers: A Cherished Garden

February 15, 2010 by  
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At the end of this month my grandparents move out of the house that’s been their home for the last 45 years. It’s a place that’s so familiar to me – a place that has always felt like home. The kind of place that when you walk through the front door, you’re enveloped with that […]

A Simple Way to Find Understanding, Peace and Wisdom

January 25, 2010 by  
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Last semester at university I taught the wonderful poem The Thought-Fox by Ted Hughes, and I was struck at how incredibly rich natural metaphors can be to describe the human condition.  It’s something that I try and tap into in my own writing, both here at The Calm Space and in my personal creative writing, […]

Ceremonial Nature

December 15, 2009 by  
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The city of Edinburgh has a riverway which runs through the very heart of the cityscape.  The Water of Leith flows past fecund allotments, historical sandstone structures, new riverside luxury developments, muddy football fields and busy intersections.  Past graffiti slogans, traffic crossings, Starbucks and builders’ yards. The river itself is accompanied either side by a […]

The Gift of Noticing

October 1, 2009 by  
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Amy drives her family crazy! She flings herself from cars, crouches on roadside kerbs and generally acts in a rather odd manner… but there’s a reason for this behaviour and we’re blessed she’s sharing it with us this month…

Who Are You Not To?

September 1, 2009 by  
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Once again, Amy paints such a beautiful picture with her words and her photography – showing us nature’s reminder of how to live our life to its full potential…

A Suburban Storm

August 3, 2009 by  
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With her incredible way with words Amy again entices us with an invitation to experience a summer storm with her – with lessons about regret, the power of nature and abandoning the shackles of expectations. You’ll be entranced…

The Spider, The Seed & The Swallow: 3 Lessons on Trust from Nature

July 1, 2009 by  
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Once again, Amy graces our pages with her beautiful photography combined with evocative words on three lessons we can learn about Trust from the wonder that surrounds us in nature…

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