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Barefoot Learning

Posted on 29th July 2015 in Creativity, Learning, News, Transformation

We’ve spent the last six months living on our old yacht and sailing up the West coast of Mexico and the Gulf of California. Our style of boating involves muddy anchorages, wild islands, slow sailing and self-sufficiency. We generate our own 12v electricity, filter our own water, buy local food from local producers and sellers, […]

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Make a Difference

Posted on 30th August 2013 in Learning, News, Transformation

What a summer! I’ve spent a lot of time with some amazing young people on a national citizenship programme run by The Challenge Network. Together with 125 young people aged 16-17 (and a brilliant team of staff),  I’ve abseiled down cliffs, scrambled along boulders, got soaked and bruised gorge-walking, narrowly avoided food-poisoning as they learnt […]

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Posted on 22nd January 2013 in Learning, News, Transformation

Yesterday was a momentous day : Martin Luther King Day and the inauguration of Barack Obama for a second term. Listening to Barack setting out his vision in his inaugural speech I felt again the mixture of anger, passion, joy and hope that I felt four years ago when he took his oath as the […]

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Seasonal Treasures

Posted on 29th November 2012 in Breathing Space, Craft, Creative Spirit, Creativity, Handmade home, News, Still Waters, Transformation, Tree of Life

It’s really important to me to keep my life in tune with the rhythm of the seasons, as part of the natural order of things. Like our grandchildren who each developed their own little ritual when they visit, getting out the bird book, playing with the same toy, fetching down the treat jar, it’s partly […]

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Happy Launch Day!

Posted on 23rd October 2012 in Learning, News, Transformation

We’re very proud and excited at Reshapers to be launching our lovely new website today! It’s all about our passion for learning, creativity and transformation and we hope it will help you to reach for the skies. We hope you’ll enjoy looking round and finding out all about who we are and what we do. […]

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A voice for abuse survivors

Posted on 20th October 2012 in News, s:vox, Transformation

Child abuse has often been described as having a ripple effect like a pebble in a pond and this can certainly be seen in the ripples spreading from the Jimmy Savile revelations. Actually it feels more like a tsunami as the courage of the first few victims in speaking out gives strength and permission for […]

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Autumn Fires

Posted on 18th October 2012 in Craft, Creative Spirit, Creativity, Handmade home, Still Waters, Transformation

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and the start of autumn last month with a walk and beach BBQ on the shores of the River Stour.  The name comes from the celtic sturr, meaning strong, and meandering along on its banks and waterways always gives me peace and strength.W  I love this beautiful river, which passes […]

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Abundance

Posted on 10th October 2012 in Breathing Space, News, Transformation, Tree of Life

Tree of Life’s recent harvest meditation session had a distinctly beany flavour. We tried different short meditations using all the senses and seeking a fair harvest for all. Somehow the answer seemed to involve beans! We learnt about magic beans from Guatemala, climbed to the top of Jack’s beanstalk and tested green beany dip made […]