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Step Away From The Screen, Do Something With Your Hands

Mindful Mending –  A Return to Being Useful. For hundreds of years we felt deeply connected to the things we grew, cooked, ate, made, crafted, used and wore. We fixed and mended stuff. We used things until they fell apart. Hems on trousers were taken up, skirts let down, patches made and holes in socks darned. Buttons, without thought, were …

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Slow Sewing Can Save Your Sanity!

Ever heard of the Slow Sew Movement? It’s an initiative that’s gaining momentum around the world for a number of reasons. It’s about reminding ourselves what goes into the making of something, through the patience and skillfulness of our own hands. It’s about approaching the act of creativity in a mindful manner, stitch by stitch, as one meanders across a …

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Once in a Blue Moon …. Twice in a Blue Moon

Blue Moon, You Saw Me Standing Alone ….. Over 400 billion years ago, a massive planetary explosion occurred and a chunk of the earth broke off. This inter-planetary crash was the birth of our moon as we know it today. The Full Moon has always had a certain mystical and magical quality to it. From a mythological tradition, the Roman …

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Bunnies, Births and Blessings … and the Easter Bilby

The Traditions behind our Easter Celebrations Since the pre-historic era, people have come together to celebrate the equinoxes and the solstices as sacred and significant events. While it was a way of honouring and making meaning of the changing cycles of life, traditional societies came to map their whole life according to the patterns of nature. Sacred Easter traditions have …

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Soulful Sewing, Spirit Stitch

Sacred Garment, Spirit Wrap   “When we enter into the realm of creativity, consciously, with focus and intention, there’s something of ourselves that we weave into our work.  And when we abandon any strict or rigid expectations, we allow the creative process to seep into our experience. Self-awareness comes gently trickling into our consciousness and flows on into our work.  …

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From Ancient Chants to Stretchy Pants

From Ancient Chants to Stretchy Pants  – the Journey of Yoga and its remarkable effect on our Wellbeing.   “The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures, but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” -TKV Desikachar. Yoga has become a key part of Western popular culture and …

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Autumn Equinox – The Seeds of Harvest

Mabon -21st and 22nd March Mabon signifies the arrival of Autumn and honours the change that occurs in the natural cycle around us during this time. We notice the cooler weather descending and the gentle balance between light and dark that occurs around the Autumn Equinox. The last of the summer fruits are eaten in gratitude. It’s a time of …

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New Moon Medicine and The Sacred Power of Circle

Remembering our Sisterhood, Celebrating the Feminine The New Moon is a powerful time for setting intentions, for taking time to reflect on what’s been and where you want to step forward. Participating in this reflective energy within a Circle of Women is especially potent. It’s a safe and nurturing feminine space where you’ll be heard and held in all that …

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Medieval Myth and Legend

The Rich and Resonant Tapestry of Medieval Myth and Legend Many of us were raised on the deeply magical tales of King Arthur, Merlin, Camelot,  Holy Grail, Excalibur, Morgana Le Faye and the Knights of the Round Table. They became fertile inspiration for our imaginative play and a rich tapestry of fantasy for us to feast upon. For many, they …