Time has passed

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The damson tree which has my back,

Used to be Zap,

My first and most beloved dog who walked,

through death and childbirth,

Loyally at my feet.


The soaring fir trees were neat eggs of topiary,

The lawn was a productive vegetable bed.


The shelves I clear

As I leave

22 years behind

Are full of names now grown and flown

And policies made redundant,

by parliamentary tumbling.


Ten, twelve,

tiny outfits used to fit

the same washing machine,

That now can only swallow three,

long football kits,

That will all too soon leave home.


I am grateful as I tuck my knees into my chest to sleep that I still can,

Curl like a baby,

Aware that a time will come when I stiffen straight.


On waking I run my hands over my numb arm,

My hips,

My waist,

And am pleased to find myself still intact,

I give thanks for another day on this sweet soil.


As I listen to the blackbird and amuse myself watching the buttercups grow,

I remind myself to inhale deeply,

For there are not limitless springs

To fire my belly and

Send me forward into life.

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Julie Leoni

Regenerative living coach, author, podcaster, facilitator, educator, Dr

'Things fall apart, the center cannot hold'

(W. B. Yeats, 'The Second Coming)

Times are changing whether we want them to or not and we need to be nimble, agile, curious and open in order to part of the new story emerging.

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Business as usual is no longer possible.  We need to dramatically shift how we think and live in order that the planet and all those people we share it with as well as our children's children, flourish.  This is the time of the Great Turning (Joanna Macy) and each of us can play our part in tipping life towards health and well-being for all.

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Work with me to create a life where your energy, health, social connection and emotional and social well-being are not just sustained, but improve, regeneratively. 

I am an author, educator and researcher who coaches individuals and organisations to find more regenerative ways of living and working in order to support the health of all peoples, the more than human world and future generations.

My work and study has shown me about the interconnectedness of all things, and our dependency on each other for well-being.

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