Balance
"Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognising your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them." Thomas Kinkade
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About this guild

This guild is about maintaining that delicate eqiulibrium of mental and physical well-being, that organism whose inter-dependent mechanisms allow calm, rationality and ultimate spiritual fulfilment. Often it's easy for one or more parts to be thrown out of sync. Here we look at ideas and practices for retaining and increasing wisdom and vigour in a demanding, hectic world. 

"Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other."  Steven R. Covey

INTERESTS

George Monbiot
8 December 2018
David Attenborough has betrayed the living world he loves. By downplaying our environmental crisis, the presenter’s BBC films have generated complacency, confusion and ignorance.
George Monbiot
8 November 2018
What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?
Pete Lawrence
31 October 2018
I've just put together a short film after returning from an amazing weekend out in the wild.
Pete Lawrence - Update
1 month 3 weeks ago
<a href="/guilds/balance/status-update-pete-lawrence-1540392639">Sheffield council proposes deal to cut down fewer trees</a>

Compromise follows long-running dispute over council's road maintenance scheme...

Pete Lawrence
22 October 2018
Inspirational, educational and motivating. The Tree Conference in Frome was a timely gathering to celebrate the beauty of this planet, its nature and making those resonant connections.
Daniel Dobbie
10 October 2018
The Tree Conference is a one of a kind networking conference in Frome to support groups working to reforest the planet, regenerate habitats for wildlife, highlight emerging tree ecosystem science and halt deforestation. Here's a new promo video that I just put together...
Pete Lawrence
3 October 2018
As the wise man said "You Must Unload". As Campfirers prepare for autumn, it's worth considering what we can do individually and collectively to make a difference - to our consumption, our spending, our fitness and wellbeing, our lifestyle choices and our carbon footprint.
Eugenie Arrowsmith-Pepper
1 October 2018
This month I will be blogging about my experience as a cancer patient
Louise Wallis
29 September 2018
Stewart Gilchrist shares his views on veganism and yoga going hand-in-hand, Sid Vicious, Woody Harrelson, and the mind-expanding superpowers of a plant-based yoga practice.