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The Good Life

The Good Life

Have you ever yearned for a simpler existence? The so-called ‘Good Life’ of self sufficiency where you are living in harmony with nature? Perhaps you picture yourself in a cozy log cabin in the woods or relaxing on a small sailboat on a beautiful sunny shoreline?

Well my final guest for Series 1 of Wyse Woman is Mandy Haggith, a writer and activist who is doing just that. Mandy gave up the conventions of being ‘chained’ to a job and a mortgage to live and work on a croft in acres and acres of Scottish paradise with her husband Bill.

In our conversation we talk about how she is now able to trans-migrate from her log cabin to her sailboat at different times of the year, her passion for trees and bears … and her firm belief that we don’t need to concern ourselves about ‘reconnecting’ to nature … we just need to remember that we are nature.

(Scroll to the bottom of this page to view pictures of Mandy’s home/office.)

Further Reading

If you enjoyed Mandy’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices.

Further viewing

Some images of Mandy’s log cabin, sailboat and views of the croft and surrounding areas for you to enjoy …

The Stories So Far

The Stories So Far

Usually Wyse Women podcasts are released on the full moon, but here is a bonus podcast to enjoy, after I was invited in to do a radio interview with Charlie Taylor for BBC Somerset to speak about podcasting and some of the amazing women I’ve interviewed so far.

The Way of Grace

The Way of Grace

After a life devoted to her own inner work and extensive study of the world’s wisdom traditions Miranda MacPherson’s life (as she knew it) completely evaporated at the age of 36 – after a profound spiritual encounter in India. 

In this episode of Wyse Women she explains what happened and how her only choice in the process was to relinquish her grip of control and lovingly allow grace to guide her.

Miranda’s story offers insights and tools to help others navigate changes in their lives with elegance and grace … however it isn’t a journey for the faint hearted or for people looking to step back from responsibility. Far from it, listening to and living ‘the way of grace’ is an advanced spiritual practice which requires profound levels of presence and awareness.

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Miranda’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices

The Furmily

The Furmily

Most of us share an intense bond with our animal companions, and are naturally devastated by feelings of grief and sadness when a pet dies. 

However the pain of that passing isn’t always given the validation it might need with many of us brushing away those feelings with comments such as ‘I feel so silly, it was only a dog.’

In this episode of Wyse Women, Animal Communicator, Author and Lecturer Madeleine Walker talks about the extraordinary soul level connection we can create with our ‘furmily’ and also shares her own personal experience of grieving for her beloved 15 year old dog Winnie. 

Further Reading ...

If you enjoyed Madeleine’s episode, click on the links below to find out more about her song, book and inspirational woman choices