Taste of life

Walking with Trees – Alder

ALDER In Walking with Trees, GLENNIE KINDRED takes us on an intimate and profoundly connecting walk with thirteen of the UK’s native trees. She leads us into their world and opens our hearts to their wonders, their perfection and their interconnectivity. Here she focuses on the otherworldly Alder. Walking with trees is my delight, my meditation, and my anchor. A daily walk with the trees (not a dog!) helps to deepen my relationship with the natural world around me, and opens my heart, my lungs and my mind. If I give myself......

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Cultural Identity

Cultural identity

An Art Essay by the Joliet Mural Artists KATHLEEN SCARBORO is one of a school of artists who have developed the ‘Joliet style’ of mural painting in Joliet, Illinois, near Chicago. Here she shares...

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Potato Treasure – Lessons from the Garden

Potato treasure

Lessons from the Garden ALANDA GREENE continues her personal understanding of life from her experiences in the garden. This time, potatoes shed light on consciousness and the ever-expanding need for authenticity and self-acceptance in...

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Heartfulness Yogasanas – Halasana – Supine Poses

Heartfulness Yogasanas

SUPINE POSES HALASANA From Sarvangasana, slowly lower both feet toward the ground behind the head, without the slightest strain. If possible touch the toes to the ground behind the head; if not possible allow the...

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Heart Roots

Heart roots

ROSALIND PEARMAIN looks at the emotional issues facing young people today, and shares her research findings on the importance of feeling safe and grounding ourselves in the inner shelter of the heart. It seems...

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Bhikku Monks

Bhikku monks

AN ART ESSAY The Buddha said: These four are the foodstuffs, ye bhikkus, which sustain the creatures that are born, and benefit the creatures that seek rebirth. The first is edible food, coarse or...

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Lessons from the Garden – Earthworms & The Unseen

Earthworms & the unseen

Lessons from the Garden ALANDA GREENE explores the question, “What am I not seeing?” and celebrates paradox, impossibility and synchronicity through her musings on earthworms. I grew up in a city at a time...

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