Co-Creating a More Beautiful World

Tragedy Hits The Community Garden (Part 1)

  This is a story about the community garden that I never imagined I would be writing. Yet here I am trying a to find a title that accurately reflects what the content of this post without falling into the cheap trap of shocking click bate. Tragedies have a way of remaining unspoken about, lest the pain and ugliness spoil...

How Making a Petition to the Universe Got Us a Free Car

  Have you ever asked the Universe for something, something perhaps a little outlandish and unlikely, and then somehow had this thing spontaneously appear in your life?  I have.  In fact, it happened to me just recently. Considering my previous blog posts about ‘the revolutionary power of synchronicity’, I think this short tale is worth telling.  Road Trips It all...

Mountain Climbing Our Way To Our Off-Grid Dreams

Having a great dream in a lot like mountain climbing. You have to descend before you can ascend.   I can hardly believe that three years have passed since I committed myself to this dream of moving from the city to the countryside. If you had told me then that in three years time I would still be writing about...

Learning About Life and Death in Derek Jarman’s Garden

  I want to tell you about a beautiful book I have just finished reading.  It is not a visionary novel, nor a ground-breaking book of educational value. Nor is it a book of exciting short stories or high brow literature. In fact, whilst I was reading it, at times I even considered putting it down, feeling bored and impatient...

How Following my Heart’s Calling Led Me To Discover Gifts I Never Even Knew I Had

I believe we all have hidden gifts and talents that we don’t even know we have. In this post I share how, by following my hearts calling, I first discovered I could write.   Written in celebration of the three year anniversary of this blog, I hope that it can inspire others to discover their own hidden gifts and encourage...

Wisdom and Inspiration: Celebrating Three Years of Your Comments!

Celebrating three years of the Shared Earth Living Community! It has been three years since I started this blogging venture and began sharing my journey from the city to the countryside with the world. What better way to celebrate than with a post dedicated to the wise, inspiring, generous comments from you, my readers! Three Year Anniversary Since starting out...

ritual

 How I Used Ritual to Transform the Festive Season

In this post I share how I transformed a sad and disastrous Christmas away from home into a soul nourishing time full of ritual, depth, beauty and good mince pies 😉   For many people, the festive season is about presents and eating good food with your friends and family whilst listening to Slade and Maria Carey. We have fun...

Abundance

What Having No Money Has Taught Me About Abundance

  As the year draws to a close and we move further into the festive season, abundance abounds from all directions. The supermarkets are stocked up with all the usual Christmas delights and the shops are full of glitz and glam. The adverts on our screen show images of happy families with mountains of presents. Our shelves are stocked with...