Who might you open the door for?


In our farmhouse, we have several doors with odd handles. On one side is a round handle, and on the other is a lever type. This is because one of our dogs was extraordinarily good at opening doors. Even ones that required pulling towards you. Sadly she is no longer with us. Yet her memory … Read more

Appreciation – a gift to be shared generously


When was the last time we revelled in appreciation? Not just a cursory ‘thanks’ or a ‘like’, but a celebration of gratitude, naming what we appreciate in generous language. And not only for people. What about the elements of our daily life? Our food, what we wear, and aspects of life make us comfortable. Who … Read more

Seeding wisdom

Isn’t this astonishingly beautiful? Exquisite in design. Yet only here for a day. I’m reminded of the game ‘Dandelion clock’ we played as children. Where each puff of breath was an o’clock. An imaginary way to tell the time. And today I’m thinking of my friend Katia Lord from The Creative’s Workshop and her new … Read more

Wind-blown beauty

This morning I was still seeing delicate white petals littered across the woodland floor a hundred meters from the wild cherry tree. Wind-blown beauty… I wonder, how far are we prepared for our wild creativity to travel? Will we hold it with open hands, and let the breeze take it where it needs to go? … Read more

December 2019: Kindness and generosity

Between 20th and 31st December, I have chosen a Quiet Disruptor post from each of the months of 2019. I hope this walking reflection on the year helps prepare us for 2020… December – the last chapter of our story for 2019 – full of grace, stillness and presence, remembering that we are part of … Read more

Sounds of generosity…

Today I’d love you to hear Staci Seyferth-Taylor. She is an amazing woman on a journey, open to exploring her unique contribution to the people around her in Michigan. We’ve just spent the last two and a half months bumping into each other online in Seth Godin’s Bootstrapper’s Workshop, which I mentioned in Growing hope… … Read more

Generosity shapes…

Generosity isn’t some ethereal concept. It’s tangible. We can feel it and point to what it creates. Yes, it’s real. Even though we can’t buy it or put it in a box. And here’s the thing: it shapes what it touches. That’s you and me. Yet we have to choose to see it, acknowledge it, … Read more

Hope multiplies

Hope is like sourdough. If you treat it with respect and care, and provide the right conditions – it will grow. That is its nature – it can’t help it. Then you have more to give away. Because it multiplies. (And if you keep it all to yourself, you’ll just get fat…)

What am I building?

This is been the core of my challenge this week. What am I building? Putting a stake in the ground and saying onwards from here. Navigating a way around the wall. Or over or under or even through… To create something new that gives hope and releases creativity. That embodies wisdom and finds surprising new … Read more