Seeing the Good in Humanity is Important

As a species, are we intrinsically good? Or are we prey to baser instincts – just a small shake all that is needed for the veneer of civilisation to slip? Of course, the truth is likely somewhere in the middle. Humanity is both good and bad, wild and sedate, selfless and selfish. It may notContinue reading “Seeing the Good in Humanity is Important”

The Importance of Art and Music

I am posting rather late tonight because we have had a lovely evening of guitar and singing with friends and some family. Art and music are important in our lives. They can help us to give expression to our feelings and our thoughts. For me, that is never more important than when we are facingContinue reading “The Importance of Art and Music”

Planning For Your Own Future and Future Generations

When we are planning in life, or designing our homes and gardens, it is important to think beyond a five year plan. It is, of course, great to set short term goals to work towards. But it is also important to take the longer view. No matter how young we are, it is a goodContinue reading “Planning For Your Own Future and Future Generations”

Rewilding Ourselves as Well as the Environment

As I was walking through farmland and woods out the back of our house today, it struck me just how divorced most of us are from the real ‘wild’. Wilderness is something that is in short supply in many of our environments. And it is also something that is in short supply in our livesContinue reading “Rewilding Ourselves as Well as the Environment”

Learning Lessons from 2020

2020 has of course been a very difficult year for many. But adversity always brings with it the potential to learn and grow. By looking back at all of our experiences, positive and negative, over the last year, we can develop strategies for a better future – for ourselves and our families, and for theContinue reading “Learning Lessons from 2020”