Nature is the ultimate designer: all we need to do is get out of her way.

Nature is the ultimate designer: all we need to do is get out of her way.

DESIGNING is an essential component of creating the lives we want. When decision-making includes imagining impacts on the next ten generations, asking excellent questions is the basis of finding the enduring, elegant and profound answers to underpin the actions.

pennie is a visionary and futurist able to imagine how the world and our abundant lives can be when the right questions are thought about and asked. Her facilitation skills are extensive and her favourite project is Designing Ecological Communities….ask her how.

Emotional Literacy:

Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ)) is a term created by two researchers – Peter Salavoy and John Mayer – and popularised by Dan Goleman in his 1996 book of the same name.

EI or EQ is the ability to:

  • Recognize, understand and manage our own emotions

  • Recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others

In practical terms, this means being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to manage those emotions – both our own and others – especially when we are under pressure.

Then, there’s emotional literacy, possessing a vocabulary to describe the wide variety of emotions each person experiences. To effect and inspire change from fear-based reactions where there is an abundance of colourful explicit language, there’s a need to recognise, identify and create the language of love….. and speak it.

People need country; country needs people.

One of pennie’s current projects is creating an anthology ‘Love, Intimacy and Agriculture: speaking the language of love for our land’ with contributions from Australia’s leading practitioners of Regenerative Agriculture, AgroEcology and Biological Farming. This is a collection of love stories written from hearts with intimate connection to country. Due for publication in April 2020.