It was a simple instruction, fraught with tension: take the Jubilee Line three stops and alight at Westminster. Navigating escalators, long pedestrian tunnels, herded into carriages assault the senses at the best of times. Factor in an all-American group of 33 teenagers, 16 adults, most of whom had never set foot on the tube, and […]
The nature of adventure: embracing risk. Mags MacKean (c) Many dream of the thrill of stripping life – and all its pressures – to the basics: heading off on a long distance hike. The rewards are in its promise: relying on strength, stamina and the vision to see a route through – to complete a […]
I felt the tug of curiosity as soon as my friend told me: the largest Yew forest in the UK. “Perhaps in Europe”, Daniel added. “A grove with some of the oldest trees in the land – so wide you can’t begin to hug them.” Daniel was also a ‘local boy’ – which accounted for […]
Forwards To The Beginning: Being In the Source Of Time Time is fickle as well as inexorable. Describing it can never capture how it is truly experienced – because those moments relived are held in memory. However time’s passing is measured – as lines etched on my face, the quicksand of seconds, minutes and hours, […]
I was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Late Night Woman’s Hour with Lauren Laverne (tx: Friday 26th Feb 2016), with veteran columnist Katharine Whitehorn, Author Madeleine Bunting, and shepherdess and mother-of-eight, Amanda Owen. Inevitably we each had a unique take on “Me Time” – what is it and what makes us yearn it? How […]
How to Welcome and Learn from Restlessness
Transformation takes vision + the courage to make small steps over time. Want it? Live it!
My stomach cramped with nausea. I was sweating and trembling. It was pitch black other than the pulsing glow of fireflies. For all the open windows, the hut was unbearably muggy. My hands clambered about for the “vomit bucket”. Only toilet roll. “Find it!” I willed myself. The otherworldly song of one of the shamans […]