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TREASURED FINDS

 

5 Pathways To Nature Connection

The University of Derby has been working closely with the National Trust in the UK and together they have designed these 5 simple pathways to Nature Connection.

Senses

Compassion

Emotion

Meaning

Beauty

You can watch the video here

It doesn't take a huge majority of people to change the world

Research suggests non-violent protest is the most successful way to effect change, once around 3.5% of the whole population has begun to participate actively, success appears to be inevitable. Click here to read the full article.

DIVERSITY ALSO NEEDS INCLUSION

This short film from Pixar about Pearl  beautifully shows how diversity in the workplace is not the same as inclusion and how we sometimes bend ourselves out of shape to be included.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVILITY - TED TALK

Civility helps us diasagree

It’s not being nice or polite

It’s speaking your mind to the others face, to allow disagreement while allowing a life together tomorrow. 

Civility is having the courage to disagree whilst staying present to the other.

Watch this wonderful Ted talk from Teresa Bejan and learn more.

"MINDFUL” BY MARY OLIVER

Everyday
I see or hear
something
that more or less


kills me
with delight,
that leaves me

like a needle


in the haystack
of light.
It was what I was born for —
to look, to listen,


to lose myself
inside this soft world —
to instruct myself
over and over


in joy,
and acclamation.
Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,


the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant —
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,


the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help


but grow wise
with such teachings
as these —
the untrimmable light


of the world,
the ocean’s shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?

"Mindful” by Mary Oliver from Why I Wake Early. © Beacon Press, 2005.

"START CLOSE IN" BY DAVID WHYTE

Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step
you don’t want to take.


Start with
the ground
you know,
the pale ground
beneath your feet,
your own
way of starting
the conversation.


Start with your own
question,
give up on other
people’s questions,
don’t let them
smother something
simple.


To find
another’s voice,
follow
your own voice,
wait until
that voice
becomes a
private ear
listening
to another.


Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don’t follow
someone else’s
heroics, be humble
and focused,
start close in,
don’t mistake
that other
for your own.


Start close in,
don’t take
the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step
you don’t want to take.

David Whyte, River Flow: New and Selected Poems

THE HUMMINGBIRD STORY - Wangari Maathai 

The story of the hummingbird deciding to do the best it can to stop a large fire whilst other animals stand by and watch. 
Be like the hummingbird and do the best you can. Click here to watch