What if...?

What if things were not quite as they seem?

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What if they wrapped your strawberries in celophane so that you didn’t miss the sweet, summer honey smell of childhood stawberry picking?

What if clothes and make up were just another kind of straight jacket to keep us wrapped in conforming shiny brittle shells of plastic?

What if the rush and busy-ness of earning was a drug to keep us from rembering that all that most matters costs nothing;

our loved ones,

the sun,

the sea.

What if the neat tidness of coffin and undertaker removes from our lives the imminent full stop which dares us to live truly and passionately with meaning without putting our dreams off?

What if money had replaced connection and exchange?

What if we have traded relationship for separation?

What if school were a factory of social conditioning and acceptable facts which left out the minority, the majority, the complexity, the fluid, rainbow, changing wild uncertainties and brilliance of life?

What if we understood that happy-ever-after is a story of lack,

a story that there is just one person, ever, for us to love,

if only we could find them and they find us?

What if governments were to crumble and fall?

Would we really face anarchy?

Or would we like the forest, form deeply rooted networks of shared care and resources?

What if instead of earning more, we just wanted less?

What if this

fissure

this covid

snapping

unwrapping

unravelling

were the crack

we needed

to climb through

the dense, dark,

cramped, crushing,

cold uncaring walls

of dead ideals and ideas

to find a softer, gentler light?

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Julie Leoni

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

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.

Finding your thing or things can be the most radical thing you can do for your own well-being and for the well-being of the planet.

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 is based on wisdom from indigenous people, science, and my own direct relationship with people and the more than human world which have taught me about the interconnectedness of all things, and our dependency on each other for well-being.

There are more things to measure than income and status so let's start creating the world we want our grandchildren to live in.  It starts here and it starts now with each of us, daily.  

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