I am happy to share with you a little about myself, my commitment to this Community and what I am now engaged in.
My spiritual practice is to connect with people in mutual support of our conscious evolution and to live fully every day with the intention of learning, contributing and having some fun!
For almost 5 decades I have been an entrepreneur, coach, mentor and facilitator and during my 18 years in this Community I have been able to practice my practical spirituality in helping with the sustainability of this special place. I have been privileged to engage with remarkable people while initiating and supporting useful projects, the first of which was the Friends of Findhorn, which became the Stewards and then the Global Network. The second was creating the NFA Youth Project.
Being elected for two terms as Listener Convener during the years when the NFA was becoming established was an honour. It was exciting serving as the NFA representative on the Park Planning Group while the Field of Dreams was being built and on the Ekopia board during the expansion of the Phoenix, the creation of our local currency and the development of the Wind Park. I enjoyed connecting people and supporting business within the Community by setting up the NFA lists for B&B, email addresses and the Community Telephone Directory. I particularly loved the role of welcoming new Community members.
I believe that the quality of our relationships and of our work depends largely upon the quality of our communication with one another. For many years I have offered communication workshops and training programmes – with an emphasis upon listening – within this community, in the public and voluntary sector in Moray and in Universities, Local Authorities and Voluntary Organizations in other regions of the UK and in Australia and New Zealand.
I now share the experience and knowledge I have gained over many decades in the books that I write. I hope these will encourage and support people to engage effectively and enjoyably in their communities, whether those are local, traditional or intentional. These books are available in paperback and e-book format from Amazon and are accessible through the website: ?http://www.youmakethedifference.net?
This site also offers the first few of an intended wider range of short guides on a variety of personal and community development topics that are FREE to download.
The book, Findhorn Community Fables, contains over 100 stories about this inspirational place that have been contributed by individuals who have influenced or been influenced by the Findhorn Community over the years.
This is also available in paperback and e-book format from Amazon and accessible through: ?http://www.youmakethedifference.net
50% of the royalties from this book will be donated to NFA projects.