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What the seasons can tell us about how to live.

What the seasons can tell us about how to live.

I have mixed feelings about autumn. Traditionally, autumn and harvest season was for giving thanks for the fruit of our labours in summer.  A time to reflect and recognise what we have achieved before moving into the fallow period of winter. But autumn can also be a...

Harvest Season

Harvest Season

Beauty is the harvest of presence. "BEAUTY is the harvest of presence, the evanescent moment of seeing or hearing on the outside what already lives far inside us; the eyes, the ears or the imagination suddenly become a bridge between the here and the there, between...

Cultivate your power by listening to your inner voice

Cultivate your power by listening to your inner voice

As a child, I’m sure much like you, I was encouraged to learn from my elders. Anyone more experienced and ergo wiser than me was to be listened to. At school, in my communities and at home I was trained to look up to figures of authority for guidance, to value wisdom...

100 Days Project Scotland

100 Days Project Scotland

100 Days of Creativity Have you heard of the 100daysproject?  There are 2 simple rules; #1 Repeat a simple creative task everyday for the duration #2 Record each day's efforts. This is my fourth year doing the hundred days and each one has taught me so much. I first...

Purpose, Potential, Perspective and Power

Purpose, Potential, Perspective and Power

Redefining Work Perspective Keystone has been banging on about reimagining work since its inception in 2017.  We understand the wellness benefits of purpose, the joy of working at your potential, the value of perspective and the freedom of power. We recognised that we...

Beginner’s Mind is Good for Business

Beginner’s Mind is Good for Business

What is Beginner’s Mind? The Beginner’s Mind is a Zen principle, popularised by Shunryu Suzuki. Suzuki teaches that the correct approach to Zen requires a lack of preconceptions, because “in the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there...

Finance is a Feminist Issue

Finance is a Feminist Issue

Let's talk money It’s difficult to talk about money. Finance is both an intensely personal subject and something that I think we should discuss more openly. As women we already know that our gender puts us at financial disadvantage. Over the course of our lives women...

Purpose Beyond Profits

Purpose Beyond Profits

Purpose What's your purpose? This is usually challenging to articulate, especially when starting a business. You have to focus on the ability to make it work and be profitable. We have to prioritise paying for the essentials and cash flow can feel like everything....