Finding your personal happy

How can we stay happy when there’s too much change and uncertainty? Are there ways to bounce back and thrive if everyday life and work is getting us down? The answer is to cultivate yourself like a garden, and grow your own wellbeing by learning from natural ecosystems. The times we’re in are tough: it’s… Continue reading Finding your personal happy

Constellation workshops with Marcos Frangos at Hazel Hill Wood

So here we are, early Spring, and I’m writing this blog to set out my stall for the three forthcoming constellation workshops at Hazel Hill Wood 11-12 May, 21-22 September, 14-15 December This blog is to give you a feel for these workshops. I want to also share a little about the name: “Wellspring of… Continue reading Constellation workshops with Marcos Frangos at Hazel Hill Wood

Yoga & Woodland Workout at Hazel Hill

Spring feels like it’s just around the corner, and with that energy we warmly invite you to shake off winter’s hibernation and stretch into our winter yoga and conservation weekend – we’ll be weaving together expansive yoga with rewarding conservation – you can wander through beautiful woods, practice a ‘cat pose’; warm yourself by log-burning… Continue reading Yoga & Woodland Workout at Hazel Hill

Kids in the Wood @HHW: saunter, stumble, climb, explore, trip and get messy

Written by Isobel Jacobs Silly songs and marshmallows on an open fire, under an arc of ancient trees; a small brown frog passed gently from hand to small hand; wheelbarrow races through leaves. These are moments that many city parents yearn for their children. I certainly have for my curious, happy six-year-old daughter, Aphra. Kids… Continue reading Kids in the Wood @HHW: saunter, stumble, climb, explore, trip and get messy

Back to Work: Drag or Delight? Find yourself or lose yourself in the daily task

As we approach September, you may be going back to a regular job, or not.  Either scenario may leave you happy or blue.  August seems a good time to reflect on how work fits into your life. I observe people talking a lot about work, but in a very selective way.  They talk about what… Continue reading Back to Work: Drag or Delight? Find yourself or lose yourself in the daily task

Nourishing Resilience: Seedlings of Change

On July 21, Wisdom Tree hosted a highly successful day at Hazel Hill Wood, on the theme Nourishing Resilience For You And Your Work Community. It felt like a day of planting many seedlings of new ideas and contacts. Our diverse group of over 20 people, from near and far, included professionals in organisational development,… Continue reading Nourishing Resilience: Seedlings of Change

Why do men need men’s groups?

Men generally grow up seeing other men as competitors, and mostly have poorer support networks and interactive skills than women. Perhaps that was useful when fighting for the last bison on the plains, but it doesn’t help most men in 2015. These days, most of us need high emotional intelligence and collaboration skills just to… Continue reading Why do men need men’s groups?

Nourishing resilience: professionals need this too

Average daily life and work seems to get more uncertain and demanding for all of us: that includes the professional practitioners who are paid for their expertise in change management, resilience coaching and more. I include myself in this professional group, and my resilience skills are getting stretched and challenged every week. Wisdom Tree is… Continue reading Nourishing resilience: professionals need this too