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22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

At one of our summer workshops in the Swiss Alps, one of the participants, Maryanne, shared a beautiful experience she had recently had. At a church service she attended, a short sentence in the liturgy […]

Spirituality and the ecological footprint

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

The consumer society has an absolutely amazing and uncanny way of recuperating just about everything to turn it into fancy consumer trends – from the Dalmatian coast to the latest health fad, from simple water […]

The freedom and joy of stewardship

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

Living one’s life from a sense of stewardship (i.e. that we are the stewards and not the owners of absolutely everything that life entrusts us with – time, money, possessions, relationships, our body and our […]

Towards a lay spirituality

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

Religions have played an irreplaceable ethical role in the slow passage of humanity from the cave-man mentality to the more civilised concepts of today, which are, if not always practiced, at least generally accepted. They […]

The white flame

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

Winter is harsh and difficult. Not for nothing did the Romans call their Winter Solstice festival, “Saturnalia,” ruled by Saturn, the planet which has a reputation of being a hard task-master.  While its polar opposite, […]

Ecology begins with me

21 December, 2010 Vicky 0

Twenty years ago I came across a totally unknown, I think self-published book entitled Ecology Begins at Home. It so impressed me I started composting on the little 2 x 4 foot space we have in […]

The beauty and power of simplicity

21 December, 2010 Vicky 0

In the world of unbelievable confusion in which we live, this consumer-oriented society, which has managed to make most people believe the pathetic and preposterous proposition that happiness depends on things and piling up experiences […]

What is true wealth?

21 December, 2010 Vicky 0

At a time when the BBC is asking grandmothers to speak about frugal living, it might be interesting to ask oneself this question. Wealth is by definition a subjective concept. For many in our Western […]

Messages of Life & Love

7 December, 2010 Vicky 0

For the past twelve years, I have been corresponding with Roger W McGowen, an inmate from death row, Texas, the toughest such place in the US. For twenty two years Roger has been sitting on […]

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