The nature of adventure: embracing risk

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 […]

When The Door Jams. A short story by Mags

When The Door Jams. Short story by Mags MacKean Weariness makes her confused – at least that’s how she explains boarding the wrong train.  She is too surprised to feel anything like annoyance. That comes later. For now, she is washed out, spat out, gazing at an unremarkable platform without the promise of anything to […]

BBC RADIO 4 Late Night Woman’s Hour with Lauren Laverne

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 […]

Awakening to life as an inner mountain: embracing “descent” for lasting transformation…

Mountains have always inspired me – for their lofty heights and exhilaration in scaling them. I’ve immersed in Andean shamanic practice that venerates the mountain as wisdom, home to the Gods. Their earthier grandeur used to compel me upwards into new vista and weather – exposed to Nature’s surprises, her hidden habitats and unruly expressions […]