Breakdown USA

I was 23 years old when I first visited the USA. I spent four months there, traveling through about 40 states. Since that time I have been back over 45 times. Today I read a wonderful piece in the Huffington Post by the very insightful Caroline Myss. I have not been paying too much attention to US politics since Obama’s … Read More

Creative Integrity

  The future will require creative integrity from those of us who aspire to move ever more towards comprehensive consideration of the natural design of Universe. We are in between worlds. The death of the old and the birth if the new. In this place of great change and upheaval, there also exists the crucible of creativity. Positive Deviants know … Read More

Forever Beta – never perfect, always emergent

Give up the thought of creating a product that is fixed in time. We are now in a world of forever beta. Constant emergence, constant improvement, constant change. And speedy too, faster every day. Just imagine if you lived as if this were true all the time, in everything you do? Welcome to that world. Fast Forever Beta…technology, blogging, software, … Read More

Life Doesn’t Turn Out As We Expect It

What did I expect? I expected I would be more successful, according to the ways we define success in our culture. Basically, that I would have more “stuff”. At the least a house, actually several, in a few exotic locations, probably a lot more money, even a relationship. I expected that from the outside view I would fit all the categories of a successful self-made woman. I would be famous and wealthy.

The Archetype of the Strong Single Woman

Often I have wondered why I am still single as I approach my half century. I’ll admit that the older I get the less I worry about the why and the more I observe my single state with fascination. I do not have any peculiar habits (other than running long distances quite regularly very early in the morning), I am … Read More

Kairos Time – perfect time may never feel perfect

This thing I call Kairos time. Not a moment too soon, not a moment too late. That I do believe there is some divine music playing that knows intrinsically when the melody peaks to crescendo, or falls into long spaces and darkness.

Emergency Tool Kit for Maintaining Personal Sustainability

We all have times when out thinking, emotions, feelings and life in general are not moving the way we would like. We may be in a down spiral of negative thoughts, our emotions may be frayed, and life might feel stuck, or horrible. We may suffer from anxiety or depression. It is in these times that we need an Emergency … Read More

Pandora’s Box and the Audacity of Hope

The myth of Pandora and her box is as relevant today as ever before. Pandora and her mate Epimethius lived in a world of bliss. There was only happiness and ease. No disease, no trouble. The archetype of Adam and Eve in the garden before they ate from the tree of knowledge. Life was rich and plentiful, full of wine, … Read More

Emerge Through Emergency

Emerge through Emergency– the words are my constant companions of late, flickering thoughts trying to chase fear away. (The following is an extract with additions from a letter to a friend written on Saturday 22nd November 2008.) My daughter Nat’s very last ever school function was last night and it has been a very emotional week for both of us. … Read More