Tag Archives: community

How we eat. It matters.

We live in a world that is undoubtedly obsessed with food. It’s a world of privilege. I’ve spent a largeView full post »

waves and tides

“There’s something about the thousands of glittering lights, the veil of nighttime that almost makes this placeView full post »

On turning 30

“Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?” — PemaView full post »

Oh hey spring.

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A.View full post »


“Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones,View full post »

#lightthedark bunbury

“The image of a Syrian child’s lifeless body washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach this week broughtView full post »

Created or Curated?

I’ve been writing less lately, online at least. I think I’ve become confused about what blogging means, IView full post »

#Fordthinking: Community living

There are a few things in life I’m really passionate about: kindness, compassion, social change,View full post »

A compassionate revolution.

We concern ourselves so often with how we look, with the hair on our bodies, with the colour of our skin, with theView full post »

A certain kind of stillness

We live in a world where everything seems to not only be getting faster and more frantic… but louder. Perhaps weView full post »


A couple of weeks ago Bo and I moved into our own home. A sweet little cottage with a greenhouse window in the kitchenView full post »

Community Timebanking: Bringing communities closer.

  I’ve been speaking about community growth and resilience since I finished my Masters mid 2014. Everytime IView full post »

To listen is to learn.

There has been a lot of noise lately. A lot of it coming from me. I’ve spent the past 8 months of my lifeView full post »

The end of the Nothing New Project

 A year ago I had a crazy idea. Not a new idea in the grand scheme of things, but I pretty radical idea in my ownView full post »

The “No Buy” Gift Guide

It can be easy to forget that what we have in our lives is secondary, always, to WHO we have in our lives…View full post »


“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, itView full post »

Week 48: Communal Responsibility.

On Friday I stood in my friends suburban backyard homestead. It had been a busy day of work meetings and daycare. WhenView full post »

Week 41: The art of living without shopping.

People often ask me how I can live without shopping. Both friends and family seem aghast at times that this is what IView full post »


“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”  ― Charlotte Brontë As parents we spendView full post »

How do you determine the value of a life?

Perhaps one of the biggest problems that we face on a day to day as a part of modern human society is how poorly weView full post »

A simple exchange

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” ― Charlotte Brontë I got a message from aView full post »

What buying nothing is teaching me about giving…

Bo and I are moving out of our place this week, we are moving into transitional accommodation as we continue toView full post »

A community driven by a mothers heart…

It took me a long time to find and become even a tiny part of a community that felt like home. After I returned fromView full post »