Tag Archives — heart-work

Living Systems, Part II: Conscious Surrendering

By on March 01, 2017 / 11 Comments

Recently I’ve realised that creating a living system is only the first stage in a much longer process. (A previous blog explores my approach to Working with Nature to Develop a Living System.) The initial phase of any creative venture can be both exciting and demanding. Writing a book, building a business, creating a garden …

The Role of a Mid-Life Mid-Wife

By on April 30, 2013 / Leave a comment

  I call myself a Mid-Life Midwife… This phrase captures the soul-witnessing work I love to do with women. The birth analogy is a powerful one, for, in our wise instinctual bodies, women know how to create new life. As we move into our later years and our biological birthing-ability fades, our power naturally shifts …

Heartwork: Repairing our Ability to Receive

By on September 20, 2012 / Leave a comment

  As I write this blog, Ann is doing her morning yoga practice in the sunken patio beside the pond. She is here on a two-day retreat. Meanwhile, the garden, in its glorious spring clothing, is cheering her on as she bends and stretches. Earlier we met for our first session, tuning in on what …

The Girl with the Celtic Tattoo

By on February 15, 2012 / 3 Comments

In a recent workshop, 2012 — Shifting from Striving for Perfection to Being the Light, trees were the central metaphor. We began the event by identifying specific difficulties or challenges we’d encountered in the past several years. Once these ‘wounds’ were identified, we meditated upon how each one had actually strengthened and gifted us with …

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