We actively monitor change covering more than 150 key elements of life.
Please see below selected recent ageing-related change.
- Prospect noted that Madeleine Bunting’s 2020 book Labours of Love blended reportage with ethical interrogation into the way we do (and don’t) care for the old and others, claiming that resources are one problem: another is our culture of quantification and that capitalism misses the essence of what care involves: not task performance, but being present and listening...in our hours of need, we all know a personal touch is what matters most.
Growing herbs, seeing them, smelling them, touching them, eating them and I hope, soon sharing them (as plants and incorporated into recipes and remedies), makes me - as it does millions of others, i'm sure - just feel better.
Jekka McVicar is an inspiration - she now grows around 700 different herbs.
In 2018 I was privileged to spend a day in the company of the wonderful Jekka and her family. Jekka, with no fewer than 14 Chelsea Golds, probably knows as much about herbs as anyone in England. Then in 2021, I attended Jekka's first HerbFest, which was filled with expert talks, gardening workshops and cookery demonstrations from Jekka and her team and friends.
Please see below selected recent health-related change. This page includes general updates on mental health, but please see Halcyon's pages on anxiety, depression and therapy for more detailed content on those elements.
- What's New? - Health
- What's Changing? - Anxiety
- What's Changing? - Depression
- What's Changing? - Therapy
- What's Changing? - Wellbeing
Please see below recent time-related change.
Swimming in open water - ponds, lakes, rivers, oceans - is like crossing a boundary into another world. The ancient Celts even believed that submersion could provide a link to the supernatural - Carpe Diem
Entranced many years ago by Roger Deakin's wonderful Waterlog, which I have lent subsequently to others and they've had similarly joyous reactions.
Please see below a range of 2021 outlooks and forecasts, grouped across the following 21 topics.
- Business, Climate, Conflict, Demographics, Economics, Energy, Food, Freedom, Health, Innovation, Nature, Politics, Purpose, Risk, Space, Sustainability, Technology, Travel, Trust, Values and Work.
There is also a bonus list of additional 2021 forecasts in appendix.