Tag Archives: resilience

10-week mindfulness course, Manchester starts 6th Jan 2016

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I am running another mindfulness course in Manchester, with  Opportunities & Activities community adult education project at the Union Chapel in Withington. This course will follow the same ground as the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course but across 10 weeks rather than 8 weeks. More … Continue reading

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LIke birch or oak? Nature as business model

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Here’s a talk I gave last week at the Small is Beautiful conference for microbusinesses in Glasgow.  As you read, hear the dawn chorus quietly in the background.. Where can we look to for guidance and inspiration in running our … Continue reading

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8 week Mindfulness + nature connection course: starts April 15th

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Feeling stressed, ungrounded, in need of rejuvention? Or just curious… Awaken to the joys of spring! A new 8-week course in Manchester, based at Alexandra Park Whalley Range. 2 hour session each week from 6 – 8pm full day course … Continue reading

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Trapped in techno-scientism: is this hindering Manchester becoming an eco-city?

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Just published a provocative new article for Platform which is an online portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester. I explore this question by beginning at the beginning, with life. But with life comes death, existential … Continue reading

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3-day Mindfulness nature retreats

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  In need of rejuvenation and reconnection? Back by popular demand! I am running 3-day residential mindfulness nature retreats for 4-6 people over the summer period. The retreats are taking place in the Lake District and Forest of Bowland. The … Continue reading

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on mindfulness: the breath is your friend

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I’ve been practising mindfulness meditation in various forms for over 7 years, but in the past few months it’s become much more of a central feature in my work and PhD research. It’s like all roads are leading in this … Continue reading

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Manchester – local food economy

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In a previous post I described a project I’m working on with the Transition Network, assessing the potential value of a new (more resilient and sustainable) local economy in Manchester UK. Here’s a presentation on Manchester local food economy it’s based … Continue reading

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