Wild goose chase, migration and being seasonal

Chalk drawn geese on pavement

Recently I went on a wild goose chase. On a bicycle. It actually wasn't as silly as it sounds. Several migratory bird species come to the area where I live every autumn to spend their winter here, where it's a lot warmer than where they come from. A festival is held in early October to … Continue reading Wild goose chase, migration and being seasonal

Yoga, cultural appropriation and appreciation

Painting of yoga asana Kukkutasana in Persian manuscript Bahr al-hayat c. 1602

Although cultural appropriation is not new, the term itself has become used in the last 40 years of so, and particularly in the last 5-10 years, within a variety of settings including yoga. As a white, Western, middle-class woman of many privileges (check yours here) who is appalled by repression, oppression, racism and sexim and … Continue reading Yoga, cultural appropriation and appreciation

Feel the fear and find a better way to be

Yellow poppy

I don't know about anyone else but sometimes you just get to the point when it all gets a bit too much. I was at that point at 4am this morning! My mind was whirring around, I was mentally drafting blog posts, wondering what do to about planned classes and events, worrying about friends and … Continue reading Feel the fear and find a better way to be

What can I do about the climate crisis?

With parts of the world burning, species and forests being lost, and the polar ice caps melting, it's easy to become despondent and depressed about the state of the world, with the climate crisis now recognised by many local and national governments, scientists, and internationally, as an emergency. We might feel that the scale of … Continue reading What can I do about the climate crisis?