BEING DIFFERENT IS THE ONLY THING WE HAVE IN COMMON

BEING DIFFERENT IS THE ONLY THING WE HAVE IN COMMON

Imagine eating the same meal every day, or listening to the same song every morning, or going to the same restaurant every weekend, or reading just one author. How would that impact you? I was born and raised on a farm near two small towns. It was a nice area with...
LEARNING AS, WITH, IN, ABOUT AND FOR NATURE

LEARNING AS, WITH, IN, ABOUT AND FOR NATURE

The schools I went to as a kid were cement and steel structures – built on top of nature and, almost as an afterthought, connecting to the natural environment was something that came later. I was lucky to be raised on a farm, so I had that connection. My formal...
GENDER LIES

GENDER LIES

When I went to school, they tried to brainwash me with a patriarchal tunnel-vision education. Maybe it was just me, but at the time I wondered how it came about. My mother is an amazing person, my grandmothers were superhuman people, my godmother was a saint … and yet...
NO IDEA TOO WILD

NO IDEA TOO WILD

In a vodcast I recorded last week with Gary Bencheghib (Founder of Make a Change World – Hi Gary, you are AWESOME!), we discussed the concept that ‘there is no idea too wild if it makes the world a better place.’ Love it! There is a challenge in that statement....
CURIOSITY NEVER KILLED THE CAT

CURIOSITY NEVER KILLED THE CAT

‘Curiosity killed the cat’ – who came up with that one? Poor cat. And how did curiosity end up with such a zoophobian reputation? What’s more relevant to the discussion is ‘what killed curiosity’? And how do we bring it back to life – back into our lives...
THE VALUES YOU VALUE

THE VALUES YOU VALUE

My dad taught me to shake hands firmly and look someone in the eye. It was a way to demonstrate respect. And, rather than teaching me simple human behaviours, my dad gave me the opportunity to demonstrate respect – he gave me the opportunity to develop an...