Matariki today

Matariki today

As I’ve been walking the shoreline, clearing dead tomato stems from my garden, and gathering firewood in the bush, I’ve been pondering on this question:     Why is Matariki is the first Maori festival to be celebrated with enthusiasm by Pakeha...

Two faces of autumn

  Are you ready to enter the nurturing dark of winter? We have just passed southern hemisphere Samhain, Last Light, the threshold to Winter.   This year it’s only recently that autumn has beguiled us with its golden time, that gift of a second summer....
Nature pilgrimage

Nature pilgrimage

  How do you know when your soul is thirsty?    I’m talking about that deeper level of thirst, that you may not even recognise until it is satisfied. At the end of February I received an invitation to meet with friends and stay in a simple...
Be sustained

Be sustained

  Have you drawn closer to nature over summer?   I certainly have, and I’m aware of what a beneficial effect this has had on my health and wellbeing in these troubled times. During January I’ve been posting a series called ‘Wonder in...
Fresh perspectives 2017

Fresh perspectives 2017

    How was your holiday? Has it relaxed and opened you up to new levels of wellbeing? Have you returned with fresh perspectives? It’s a big transition, taking a holiday. And also returning from one. You may be finding some of this challenging.   I’ve...