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…
Active Hope is a book exploring how to navigate the profound uncertainties facing society today.
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…
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 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…
A definition of leadership
Any behaviour that has the effect of helping groups of people achieve something that the majority of the group are pleased with, and which we assess as significant and what they would not otherwise have achieved. Bendell & Little, 2015 Leadership. It may be a title, a position, a rank, an authority. The above definition,…
Shall I raise my head above the parapet? Careful of those dangers But we’re talking in metaphor, aren’t we? Metaphor doesn’t deny the existence of real danger Sometimes there’s a moral duty… maybe…? Choose your battles Perhaps I will stick with naming elephants instead.
What does the Titanic have to do with the Climate Emergency?
I have recently started to watch the “Just In Case” lecture and interview series hosted by Mee Yan Cheung-Judge on her YouTube channel, Quality and Equality. This is a great resource for anyone interested in Organisation Development and I recommend if you haven’t come across it before. Recently I was watching an episode with Glenda…