July 9, 2019

A tree spoke to me as we drove past it the other day. 
Her girth and mighty embrace was tangible despite my fleeting glance.
"That tree must be 600 years old!" I remarked out loud.

She reached out to me and I heard her voice. I felt her limbs.
Her weight. 
Her strength....

May 2, 2019

A true short story. 

   I heard trees request things of me a few times; their message was loud and clear. 

We have our usual chit chat in passing, but their requests have been defining moments in time and I take them with the utmost respect, in fact, if yo...

January 8, 2019

The cost of 25 kuruş per plastic bag ruling that came into effect as of January the 1st 2019 here in Turkey is a start towards sustainability. One that is just the tip of the iceberg but none the less a step towards transformation in the habits of consumers, stores and...

January 4, 2019

The New Year is a great time for turning a new leaf, starting afresh and for most it‘s symbolic of our renewed rigour to be the best that we can be.  But ‘best that we can be’ at what?

Most of us have had a lifetime’s worth of imposed expectations that we have come to p...

October 24, 2018

Hatchimals are some seriously f*cked up stuff!

Now I'm not going to dwell on this except to ask: Why do we need to create fake nature and fake nurturing opportunities for kids to feel connected and loving?

OK so we've been doing it for some time... there has been al...

October 23, 2018

For future stories to be told we have to make it that far, and to get there we need an all-round shift to Conscious Living. 

So what does it mean to be living consciously?

We are 'living' of course, but are we 'conscious', awake and aware? Do we have...

July 25, 2018

   The skinny black cat spies upon us with her bright yellow eyes. She is feral and fearful, never closer than a few meters away and only that close because I put food out.

   Other cats upset Zilla. Zilla is our cat, we adopted and domesticated her, we even had he...

June 7, 2018

A movement of multiple acts of cleaning to prompt NOT LITTERING in the first place and to instigate that as consumers we avoid single use plastic.

On May the 5th we had a Clean up on the local beaches of Şile, for those who missed my post about the event this...

May 3, 2018

Your Invitation to our Clean Up Event - Şile. 5 May 2018

So far Turkey has been slow to pick up on the international improvement regarding single use plastic and how litter is recycled or disposed. Some municipalities have local success and some, like Şile are strugglin...

May 3, 2018

The story of nature and nurture continues like an undercurrent....the irrevocable connection that makes us a part of the evolving story of this planet.

Spring feels like the start of something. It tricks us with intermittent flurries of snow and days of grey, but gives...

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