Blog & Insight

February 12, 2021
7 keys to BUZZING with life

A healthy and flourishing garden is one that is also buzzing with life – with regular visits from bees and other pollinators to maintain its beauty. In this article I’ll be exploring what insights we can take from how to have a beautiful garden buzzing with life, and apply them to having a life that […]

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February 11, 2021
Get out of your own way

WOW I got hit between the eyes with this insight on a recent trip out, and I’m still fizzing. As I walked through the Hermitage near Dunkeld in Scotland I was looking for additional solutions to not being able to see the wood for the trees for use with clients and in posts and so […]

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January 22, 2021
What is normal?

A poem that arose from my frustration of the judgement expressed in social media about how others should, must or ought to be reacting to the lockdown and these unprecedented times. My normal isn’t your normal - yours isn’t mine.It isn’t today, never was, and will never be.What was my normal has changed, will change […]

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January 21, 2021
How to keep afloat

If all you can do is hold on to that which is keeping you afloat - do that.Hold on to what’s keeping your head above water.And if you can ask for help - do that too. Time to talk day is when we remind ourselves that a simple "How are you?" and then listening to […]

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January 20, 2021
Is life an uphill Struggle?

The last time I walked up Glastonbury Tor I had to stop at least two or three times, and only kept going because I knew the view and energy at the top was worth it. It's certainly one of the few places I've ever visited where my over active logical mind is quiet. As other […]

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January 15, 2021
If I had one wish

If I had one wish it would be that you understood how profound the insights from nature can be, and how quickly and easily these insights allow shifts in thinking and feeling to happen. I wish you knew how many people over the last 20 years have been amazed at the impact simply noticing nature's […]

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January 12, 2021
Down to Earth

Down to earth, and yet up to the sky.Grounded, and inspirational too.Holding tight to the moment, whilst also stretching into the future. Do we really need to see the wood for the trees?Perhaps it’s about seeing the trees for the wood,or seeing the sky for the trees,or trees for the sky.Being the tree? Or sky?or […]

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January 8, 2021
How to find some get up and go

This image shows the insight from a Landscaping Your Life walk someone went on here in Fife when they were feeling demotivated and lacking direction: 'Satellite Corner' invited them to tune in 'The Bus Stops' reminded them they had a choice of direction 'This Way' to look for the signs 'Dead Wood Row' to let […]

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January 6, 2021
Are you treading on thin Ice?

The premise of much of my work is that the metaphor contained in your language has the solution contained within it. I believe that the solution, that is currently hidden from view, is nudging you in the words you're using to describe the current situation. Which means when you feel like you're treading on thin […]

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January 2, 2021
Are you a scraper, thawer or squirter?

Scraping, thawing or squirting certainly all have there place when defrosting the car windscreen on a frosty morning. I’m a sit in the car and let it thaw as the car’s heater sends warm air onto the windscreen sort of girl. After 2020 and more recent lockdown restrictions I realised thawing is also the right […]

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