Tag Archives forCycle of life

Balancing Busy-ness with Rest

Balancing Busy-ness with Rest

About a 3 to 4 minute read | 28th March, 2022

A week ago (give or take) was the Equinox - the time of balanced light and dark at the midway point through Autumn (Southern Hemisphere) or Spring.

This is a great time to examine our own lives to see how we're managing the balancing act between doing and resting. This short post shares an uncommon idea for our culture and our times: "It is safe to rest."


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​What the Waning Moon can Teach Us about ​​​Connection ​​and Support

What the Waning Moon can Teach Us about Connection and Support

About a 4 minute read
28th Feb, 2022

I'm writing this post as the current lunar cycle ebbs towards its ending. In a few days time the moon will disappear from sight as this cycle ends, and then reappear in another new beginning. 

The waning moon and the still, empty, "mid-winter" moment at the dark of the moon have much to teach us if we're paying attention. 

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Happy Meat, Happy Ecosystems, Happy People

Cattle standing under trees

Happy Meat, Happy Ecosystems, Happy People

About a 10 minute read
21st Feb, 2022

What is "happy meat?"

Is meat-eating inherently destructive, or can we have “happy ecosystems” along with happy meat?

What does meat-eating mean for human health on a more-than physical levelAnd what about avoiding eating animal products because you care about animals' welfare?

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Moving from Control Toward Intelligent Interaction, in Gardening and in Life

Moving from Control toward Intelligent Interaction, in Gardening and in Life

About a 10 minute read
31st January, 2022

What gardeners do is somewhere on a continuum from controlling  the life (and death) cycles in the garden, to managing them, to interacting intelligently with them. We tend to default to control because of our culturally ingrained assumption that without control there will be chaos and anarchy.

This has implications far beyond the garden. How do our assumptions about the need for control shape our world?

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5 Questions to Help You Learn From Last Year and Make the Most of This Year

5 Questions to Help You learn from Last Year and Make the Most of This Year

About a 6-7 minute read
28th December, 2021

This year instead of just setting New Year intentions, I looked back first to see what I could learn from last year. The results were revealing, and I feel good about what I learned and the intentions I ended up setting. In this article I’ll share the journaling process I used. It works for New Year rituals, but it also works for other endings/beginnings too.

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The Dark Moon – Realigning Ourselves With the Rhythm of Life

The Dark Moon - Realigning Ourselves with the Rhythm of Life

about a 6 to 7 minute read
2nd October, 2021

To me, the dark of the moon used to just mean that I didn't need an eye mask to in order to sleep deeply. But, turns out, there's more to my deep, peaceful sleep during the dark of the moon than just the lack of light. 

The moon is known to influence the ocean and its tides, the flow of sap and the life force in our gardens, and the behavior of many different birds, animals, and crustaceans. I'm learning that if we choose to pay attention, it can also indicate ways that we humans can align ourselves with the rhythms and cycles of life in our efforts to bring ourselves back into harmony with nature.

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Spring Equinox – Journaling to Invite Balance

Spring Equinox - Journaling to Invite Balance

about a 5 minute read | 26th September, 2021

The Equinoxes mark the two points in the year round of the seasons where the number of hours of daylight and darkness are equal, and so they are a good time to invite balance into our lives. This post introduces the Wheel of the Year and shares my Journaling practice for the Spring Equinox, since I'm in the Southern Hemisphere. I've included a brief note for Northern Hemisphere readers too, who have just marked the Autumn Equinox.

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The Cycle of Life

The Cycle of Life

(about a 2 minute read)

The universal cycle of life—birth/emergence, growth, full bloom, harvest, decay, death/dormancy, and rebirth—is present in the background regardless of where or how we live.

Our culture, particularly our economic system, does not align itself with the cycle of life.

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