Revillaging podcast episode 1: The culture we’re creating

“If you had a generation of children who grew up with a morality based on empathy rather than judgement, it would totally change the fabric of society.” – Artemis D Bear, founder of The Garden The first episode of Revillaging is here! I agonised over letting this loose into the world because I made a lot of technical errors but I reflected that that’s rather like gathering community. We can only learn to do it as we go along – what starts in the head must journey through the rest of us. It takes time. In this episode, I chat…

Seven acts of revillaging for Christmas

[Image description: flat lay of mince pies, apples, pine cones, evergreen branches and a hot drink. Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash] Christmas is often sold to us as a time of togetherness. Perhaps this has a practical function, especially in cold climates where dark, frigid days are prone to leaving us feeling disconnected and less energetic. But “sold” is the operative word when commercial entities max on our natural longing for real community. We are encouraged to overspend in order to connect or to buy distraction as a plaster for our pain. Yet because it’s a time where we’re…

We’ve talked about rewilding. Let’s talk about revillaging.

[image description: Adele sits in an arm chair, holding a mug] When my first child was a baby, someone close to me asked whether I thought attachment parenting was hard on mothers. I couldn’t deny that keeping our baby close and mothering her responsively was demanding. At times I felt like more of me was being wrung out than not. The question put me on the defensive if I’m honest. Was I really making life harder for myself by choosing to do the things that felt so instinctive in this new relationship with this person my body, soul and mind…