Working with Fear

Originally posted on Druid Life:
Fear is a difficult emotion to experience, and is harder to work with. All too often, what we do with fear is to take it out on someone else in the form of anger. When you do this, you get a brief sense of having power and being in control.…

Notes on creativity

Originally posted on Druid Life:
Those of you who have followed this blog for a while will know I’ve had ongoing struggles with creative work. The creative industries are a mess, austerity means many people can’t afford books, art or music. It’s really hard making a living at the moment. There’s only so much time…

Tips for angry arguments

Originally posted on Druid Life:
Politics doesn’t bring out the best in people, and angry political exchanges can put strains on otherwise viable friendships. What to do if someone you thought was ok starts spewing hate, insults and what looks to you like madness? Don’t respond in kind. You’ll just cause them to dig in…

Magpie rhymes

While I was walking the dog today I found myself – thanks to the many magpies who live in the woods we were tramping through – thinking about magpie rhymes. More specifically, I found myself thinking this one: One for a death, Two for a life, Three for a husband, Four for a wife, Five … More Magpie rhymes

Book Review: Feral

Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of the most eye opening books I’ve read this year, on any topic. The idea of Re-Wilding isn’t new but the word have come to mean so many different things to so many different … More Book Review: Feral