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A New Story

This week in a place called Findhorn, in Scotland there’s an event happening called the New Story Summit. What is the ‘New Story’? What is the old one?! In this video Charles Eisenstein posits that in our Western Culture we’ve been telling a...

How to Serve the World

If you were to ask yourself the question, ‘how best can I serve this world?’, what would your answer be? This week I went to two events that got me thinking about this question. Akasa Innovation invited Professor Donnie Maclurcan, Executive Director of the Post Growth...

Vitamin M

Yesterday I went to Sunday Assembly for the first time. It’s a ‘godless church’ that meets every two weeks in Conway Hall, Holborn, to celebrate life. It has all the elements of a traditional church service: songs, a sermon, a moment of quiet reflection, a chance to...

What Meditation Isn’t

At the weekend I was at a party and, as often seems to be the case, the subject of mindfulness came up. I asked the person I was talking to if they’d ever tried it. They said they’d attempted to meditate a few times and found that they couldn’t. I asked what they...