August312014

The A to Z of Becoming. Part 2. I for INSPIRE

The A to Z of Becoming. Part 2. I for INSPIRE

Inspire – one of my most favourite verbs.

In this week’s A to Z of Becoming, the letter “I” stands for the verb “inspire”.

So, here’s what I’m interested to explore (and maybe you’ll be inspired too!)

Who inspires you?

Make a list. Who do you know who inspires you? Which characters from history inspire you? ( a variation of that which I’ve read is to imagine having a dinner party, who would you…

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August302014
“The physician treats, but nature heals.” Hippocrates (via belovedlotus)

(via unconditionedconsciousness)

August292014

Symbols

I love symbols, and am always drawn to explore the symbolic meaning of a drawing, or other communication. They have such deep, and rich power.

Here’s one I found recently on the Cathedrale Saint-André Primatiale d’Aquitaine.

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I suspect this might be quite modern, but I love it all the same…..see the scallop shell from the Compostella Pilgrims’ Way

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…..a very modern version of a triskele…

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August282014
Romanticism and the right hemisphere of the brain – “thisness” not “whatness”

I was struck today by this paragraph about Romanticism in Iain McGilchrist’s Master and His Emissary -

Romanticism and the right hemisphere of the brain – “thisness” not “whatness”

I was struck today by this paragraph about Romanticism in Iain McGilchrist’s Master and His Emissary -

August272014
Is the educational system designed to enable children to flourish?

What was/is your experience of school? David Richard Precht, the German philosopher argues that our schooling system continues to be based on the industrialism of about 100 years ago.

Is the educational system designed to enable children to flourish?

What was/is your experience of school? David Richard Precht, the German philosopher argues that our schooling system continues to be based on the industrialism of about 100 years ago.

August262014
“The more one judges, the less one loves.” Honoré de Balzac  (via mamanell)

(Source: quotethat, via unconditionedconsciousness)

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rainbow no mountain

rainbow no mountain

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moss fungi

moss fungi

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tree fungi

tree fungi

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A surprising way for gardening to make you happy……bugs!

A surprising way for gardening to make you happy……bugs!

It’s becoming increasingly clear that bacteria and human beings interact in profound and complex ways. I wrote recently about the way bacteria in our guts might affect our food choices and behaviour. Well, here’s an interesting study looking at the antidepressant effect of mycobacteria vaccae which are found in the soil.

Antidepressant microbes in soil cause cytokine levels to rise, which results…

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