I first became aware of the concept of Deep Adaptation in 2018 when I read Professor Jem Bendell’s self-published paper which, at the time, went viral. You can read more about my climate breakdown ‘awakening’ journey here. Then in 2021 Bendell edited a book in partnership with Rupert Read titled Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities…
One year on: placing people at the heart of the climate emergency
Follow-up blog originally published on NHS Employers about the role of OD Practitioners in response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency
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Insomniac stirred by a bladder then a cat. Thoughts circling around mounds of memory vales of worry paths of imaginary future possibility. Desperately searching for Slumberella… She’s waiting casually in the shadows, drawing me in slowly. Finally we embark on a three-minute stand So deliciously seductive and smooth. Then the clock strikes six; Oh but…
Lessons from… a new series
This year, like every year, I have a goal to read more. I have a growing pile of unread books towering somewhat precariously on top of my small filing cabinet…an almost daily reminder to me whenever I settle down to work in my make-shift home office. Not only that, I also have a virtual pile…
WordPress has started a new thing called #wordprompt where every month I receive an email with (amongst other things) a word prompt from which to write a blog post. This month the word is ‘bridge’. May as well give it a go. I am prompted to write a short poem on something I have been…
Time to Change Our Socks?
I love the blog post below which I am reposting here following world downs syndrome awareness day earlier this week. It was written over a year ago but speaks to the stigmas which maybe unwittingly reinforced by well-meaning awareness campaigns. In spite of marathons of progress over the years, Downs Syndrome continues to be a…
What does OD have to do with the Climate and Ecological Emergency?
In February 2021 I wrote a blogpost for NHS Employers which was published here. For posterity’s sake (websites for professional organisations do change over time, and things sometimes disappear!) I have decided to post this into my personal blog. At the time of writing, over a year has passed since its publication – a lot…
What the Apophenia?!
Apophenia is not a word you hear too often. It can be defined as “the human tendency to find meaningful patterns in unrelated things”. The most common form of Apophenia, which most people can probably relate to, is Pareidolia – the perception of images or sounds in random stimuli. How many times, for example, have…