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Still kicking – and alive!

Thanks so much to those who have been sending plaintive emails asking if I’m OK. You know who you are! I am fine. I’m in the process of moving house and haven’t been able to focus on Pilgrim’s Moon recently. But I will be back very soon with news and views. Warmest wishes to all.

Are you rising?

One in three. One in three women will experience violence during their lifetimes. Screw Valentine’s Day, today is V-Day, and One Billion are Rising all around the world, to break the chains binding women to violence. Want to be inspired? Here are the women rising in San Francisco: And remember, this all started with the vision…

Taking a break

Since my blog’s first birthday last week I’ve been thinking on and off about Pilgrim’s Moon. I’ve decided to take a short break. I need to reconsider and recalibrate what I’m doing online, here and elsewhere. And I need to reconsider and recalibrate what I’m doing offline. Some meditating and contemplating is in order. Along with some…

On magic and blog birthdays

It’s a year today since my very first piece of writing here at Pilgrim’s Moon, Growing Older Disgracefully. Happy blog birthday to me! Yesterday, I went to The Making of Harry Potter studio tour in north London. To walk through the Great Hall, board the Knight Bus and drink Butterbeer was wonderful and truly magical….

Where do you need to find balance?

It’s the Equinox. Day and night of equal length. In the North, we’re celebrating Spring, in the South, Autumn. The planet, and our lives, are always in motion. Sometimes this feels too hectic, sometimes too slow. How do we find the balance? Awareness There’s an old story about balance and transformation: An eager disciple wants…

Knitting our lives

Like Miss Marple, I enjoy knitting. I’m not very fast at it, but there’s something about the clacking of those needles and the making of something real out of yarn and two sticks that feels meditative, creative and productive. And knitting is a good metaphor for life, isn’t it? We take the thread of our…

Six ways to survive Christmas

There’s a tension building in the air at this time of year. Even for those planning a really quiet Christmas and New Year, the frenetic socialising, shopping and organising others are in the middle of seems to form a kind of anxiety cloud that can affect all of us. And those outgoing souls who adore the…

There’s always a cost

Our time on this beautiful green planet isn’t infinite. If we choose to do one thing, we can’t be doing another (even if we’re inveterate multi-taskers, each micro-second of focus is only ever on one thing). We have to weigh up all the things we want to do and be. I can’t…? When we hear…

Do different: be different

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results Albert Einstein Do you ever read Pace and Kyeli over at Connection Revolution? You should, they have a really inspiring site. I’m very taken with a post Pace has just republished called How to Live an Interesting Life….

Can you be a Crone and have botox?

Can you be a Crone and have botox or cosmetic surgery? This question caused some interesting debate among friends I spent time with over the weekend. The power of Crone If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know I love the practice of reclaiming the word Crone as we grow older. There’s power both in defusing…

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