One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice ~ from ‘The Journey’ by Mary Oliver Summer can be frenetic. The ongoing urge to pack in as much as possible, while the sun shines, while the kids are off school…. I used to … More Holding space for self-care
Who were the witches? Where did they come from? Maybe your great, great grandmother was one. Witches were wise, wise women they say. And there’s a little witch in every woman today! ~by Bonnie Lockhart The hardest bit about being a western witch, is the hundreds of years of heavy baggage it can bring. The … More The way of the western witch
This western world can be an unendingly busy place. Organised around the dominant patriarchal society where worth is measured by productiveness, and time counted in hours; it’s easy to get swept up and forget that there might be another way. Sometimes ,it can feel like there simply isn’t enough hours in the day to fulfil … More What is a Red Tent?
These expectations: the pressure from family & society to perform and be happy can be crushingly painful as you struggle to put it all together. The tree, the decorations, the shopping, the wrapping, the planning and cooking. Everything perfectly timed and all the time with a smile. And somewhere inside there’s a voice wondering if … More Why does this time of year have to be so hard?
You feel alone in the world, even though you’re busy and know lots of people. You feel like there’s no time, no space to slow down and it’s like no-one really knows you. You’ve been working really hard to do all the ‘right’ things to make the world a better place, but you can’t shake … More Is this you?
Full Circle is a space, but it is also a concept. It’s a space I wish to create in a woodland yurt on our land, a space within which we can deepen together, slow down, go deep, listen and really hear the whispers of the heart, the lamentations of grief and shouts of joy filling … More Creating Full Circle
This is a call out to the four winds that blow – hear me and my prayer: I ask for your guidance and your blessing for the next step I am about to take, for this leap from security of what has been into the unknown of what is yet to be. Give me courage … More Calling to the four winds
Whether we honour it or not, we are linked to the earth. Through holding circle I do not seek to turn back the clock or recreate rituals from the past, but to forge a new path that weaves a tapestry of threads important and relevant to us today. Sisterhood. Ceremony. Connection. Community. Deepening. And Seeing, … More Circles of abundance
Some days I get it and feel it deep in my bones how amazing it is to be a woman. Here I am with the ability to create life in my womb and now to see this life outside of me; walking, talking and making mistakes of their own while weaving a whole new life … More Women on top? #IWD2017
There is meaning beneath the glitter and glamour of Christmas. To me it feels like a yearning to touch something deeper, be part of something bigger, to feel the spark of divinity and believe that magic is all around. Maybe it comes from the searching for this meaning, hidden as it is beneath layers of … More Resting in midwinter silence
“Let us initiate our daughters into the beauty and mystery of being strong and confident women…” –Barbara Harper It is time to bring our daughters into the circle, to re-learn the amazing power of the sacred space and to come together as women; for growth, support and mother-daughter connection. This circle especially for mothers and … More Sacred circles for mothers & daughters
Have you ever had a feeling so deep that you felt it right down in your bones? This is how I feel about holding ceremonial women’s circles to honour the seasons. The way I see it women have been sitting together in circles for longer than living memory, but our bones remember how affirming it … More Women Who Honour the Seasons
One of the things I love most about being a doula is being the bridge between worlds, the bridger. Standing on the cusp of that place between spirit and form, between potential and realisation, the place of pause and action, between water and air, that place where babies float upside down and time is marked … More Changing the world, one birth at a time