Uncivilised Beauty: finding our roots in modern times

The other day I was at a meeting, having a chat about some possible work. The conversation turned to the meaning of the outdoors for our wellbeing, especially now so many of us live in urban centres. Our discussion was taking place in the ubiquitous open plan office and someone at an adjacent desk joined … Continue reading Uncivilised Beauty: finding our roots in modern times

Switching Off, Momentarily: surviving the news deluge the middle way

Yesterday I sat down to eat my breakfast and got up again straightaway to turn the radio off. The news was on, it was Monday morning, my back felt out of sorts and I decided it was time for a break from the torrent of bleak updates from around the world and, principally, the USA. Contemplating the garden … Continue reading Switching Off, Momentarily: surviving the news deluge the middle way