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Who is Herb Robert?

Who is Herb Robert?

Hello dear friends, I had a serious blip in March (alcohol poisoning from too much free champagne at the Savoy Hotel – I kid you not dear reader) that took me off track and impacted quite extremely on my mind body and spirit throughout most of April. I was pretty depressed and lost sight of […]

2019 Has Fully Arrived

2019 Has Fully Arrived

  The capacity for illness to render time nonfunctional is powerful business at the best of times. A time out of time where the markers of human existence warp, become half speed, double speed or just suspended animation in the context of body functions. At the end of last year looked like history was going […]

Saints, Sinners and Vegan hypocrisy.

Saints, Sinners and Vegan hypocrisy.

  Dear friends, fellow vegans, non vegans and readers of this blog. I have heard many disses of vegans over my years. They don’t bother me. I recall being on a course in Glastonbury and sitting next to the priestess leading it in a pub. As we perused the menu she started spitting her distaste […]

Connection As The Key To A Healthy Life

Connection As The Key To A Healthy Life

  I have a new drum. This is a drum I made, with the guidance and help of two dear friends to be used for trance and otherworld travelling purposes. A shamanic drum if you like. My daily practice – its been three weeks now – with it renders a plethora of sounds, intervals, tones, […]

The Psychology Of Persistence. How to Survive and Thrive

How to have persistence in the face of adversity is a question I am often asked about. How do you maintain your unwavering belief when things you do don’t seem to work or you fail at them? This question whilst relevant in all areas of life seems particular fraught around the subject of cancer, or living […]

Cleavers Time Again

Cleavers Time Again

Once more the wheel turns and my garden is bursting with bluebells, violets and lilac. The lush blues and purples enticing me out to play and discover the baby nettles that make the best nettle soup, the beginnings of Herb Robert and of course the most prolific greenery of cleavers. I cannot think or see cleavers […]

Health Activism: The Politics Of letting Go.

Hello dear readers, Happy Spring, Happy International Women’s Day and Happy Wakanda watching. As most of you know from my previous post, I had the Lurge (yes with a capital L). The lurge that has left almost no – one I know unscathed this year. That is the flu bug for those of you who […]