This page is dedicated to the natural world
source of inspiration
teacher and reflection
of who I am.
1. I’m blessed to live on a Sustainable Community inland from the east coast of Australia, where I can hear the birds singing at dawn, watch wallabies graze through the day, and at night I fall asleep to a blanket of stars and the twinkling of fireflies. I wrote a blog post about our new home in December last year and I’ll be sharing more about our sustainable homestead projects in the coming months, but for now, here’s a photo of the view from our Spirit Room, where I often sit to work with my clients (via phone or Skype) or play music alone or with friends….
2. I’ve been auditing Joanna Powell Colbert’s Gaian Soul Seasonal Practices Ecourse. I love Joanna’s Gaian Tarot which is about the connection between healing yourself and healing the earth. Her Seasonal Practices Course is a wonderful way for people in the Northern Hemisphere to connect in with Nature.
3. I co-authored Kitchen Table Sustainability: Practical Recipes for Community Engagement with Sustainability, published by Earthscan in 2008.
Here’s what my friend, colleague and the primary author of the book has said about it:
“Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to bring about massive changes the planetary crisis demands. We know we cannot do this without strong community engagement. Yet it is increasingly evident that our engagement approaches are not up to the challenges, leaving communities dispirited and disengaged,” said Dr. Sarkissian.
“At the kitchen table, people do not use big words or complex terminology to tell their stories or voice their fears about community issues. Instead, we speak from our hearts, using information, intuition and common sense. We speak about what we do not understand and ask for help.
“This book is about putting the power for positive change – for sustainability – into the hands of individuals and communities who will exercise their common sense. We want to encourage conversations about sustainability at tables everywhere.
“Communities are the heart and hands of the sustainability movement. Engagement helps communities, articulate, develop and achieve their goals, ” Dr. Sarkissian added..