Megan recently loaned her beloved Shire horse, Gift, to a physiotherapist treating a child with Spinal Bifida. Displaying impeccable equine intuition, Gift adjusted his natural gait and responses to suit his novice rider perfectly and this experience has proved to Megan that horseback riding can successfully leap beyond a competitive activity or casual fun to play a role in therapy.
We Are White River believes that community love begins at home and our message is consistently to look around you to see where you can make an impact in your own neighbourhood. However, Green Travel and Voluntourism are significant portions of the international travel sector and we should be aware of this in our own travels, as well as seeing how we can encourage this market to spend some of those tourist dollars
Martha Nussbaum’s ‘Creating Capabilities’ explores the human development approach which seeks to bring our attention to the most important elements of people’s quality of life such as bodily integrity, education and health. In deepening this inquiry, Nussbaum asks ‘what is each person able to do and to be?’ it is on the basis of this…
I’m working on an idea for a directory linked to the We Are White River App for our informal contractors to help create employment and connect them with customers. Still in the early stages but I’m excited at the potential.
Reflecting more deeply on connection, it is striking that so many of us prefer to stand in our corner than to really connect. We stay on our same predictable path, surrounded by our self-fulfilling prophecies where the only things we seek are confirmations of our bias and support for the stories we have made up about life.
A highlight on the White River cultural calendar at the moment is the fabulous, infectiously joyous celebration of African music by students of the Casterbridge Music Development Academy. I defy anyone not to get up and dance.
The event will be on Friday 1st December, kicking off around 6pm. It might extend in part to the Saturday morning and we hope that WR businesses to set up special events over the weekend to encourage visitors to come for more than just a night.
Gate vs Di meant that I had to opt out of my ‘normal’ life in many ways, for several months, and to be honest I am not sure I want to return to it! I have learnt to be way more mindful of how and where I spend my energy. And I began to wonder, what if I could live like this all the time?
Each village identifies areas of need where they can help and they get stuck in. This usually involves an opportunity to set off in their beloved Minis and delivering food and other essentials to those in need – mostly children. These events include a lot of fun for everyone, especially the children who get to play soccer with the crew and admire the iconic cars. This is their way of giving back to the community and inspiring young children.
It is true that unwarranted and unfounded emotions are discarded just like beliefs especially when discovered they are false. As human beings, our interaction with each other is a constant application of our perception, as we grow; these perception are altered to some extent. However, at what point should we actively know the right time to change our perceptions about the happenings of life in our homes and communities? I concur with Prof Nassbaum that a change in ones feelings also brings with it a change in ones beliefs – as such we should venture to sincerely question our perceptions