Balancing extremes at First Fruits

Balancing extremes at First Fruits

  As the season changes and shifts on February 2, how do you balance extreme realities —   such as the inert face of the parched earth with the juiciness of ripe stone fruits and berries? If you are in the northern hemisphere, read on, because extremes can...
Finding stability in spring

Finding stability in spring

    Do you struggle to find stability in spring?   Don’t feel there is something wrong with you. The nature of spring is change. It’s a season of uncertainty, and for most of us, uncertainty is not easy to deal with Spring is full of...
A fresh start for spring

A fresh start for spring

    Spring is here—Te Koanga—and with it, the chance to make a fresh start.   Is there a fresh start calling you? Maybe you’d like to freshen up your home, or a special relationship. Maybe you need to revive your energy and enthusiasm for life, or take...
A winter vision

A winter vision

    A winter vision In the sheltered quiet of winter, a woman is knitting She dreams a future into the stitches She makes sure the colours are bright. She will plant a river bank when the earth warms She is planning a food garden She is planning acts of...
Voices of spring

Voices of spring

  Over the years that I’ve been writing these newsletters I’ve never had to think, ‘What shall I write?’   They always arrive easily. But this time I did find myself wondering, because my mind has been elsewhere during Auckland’s weeks of lockdown. I’ve...