As we finalise this issue, it feels like spring is finally here. Daffodils are out, with their wonderful bright yellows, and there is more sunshine – and even some warmth.
And reading the proofs for this issue, I could feel the excitement of spring. Stu McLellan introduces us to what he learned on a permaculture course. He shares his reflections on the permaculture principles, and his wonderful illustrations, which truly bring it all to life. Vicky Woodgate explains what seasons are, and entertains us with information about spring celebrations from around the world. And we start a new year-long feature, A Year in Nature. Emine Kali Rushton invites us to explore and record the flow of the seasons, and inspires us to create a journal, with ideas and starting points.
Once again, this issue of JUNO is inspiration for all the senses, with support and knowledge and encouragement, and so many beautiful illustrations and images. I hope you enjoy it all!
Thank You and Goodbye
There are sadly some goodbyes to say with this issue. Firstly, Lou Harvey-Zahra, who has been writing the My Teen column since 2015. I have really enjoyed learning from Lou’s wisdom, and am delighted that Lou will continue to be part of the JUNO community, writing features for us.
We also have to say thank you and goodbye to Isobel, who has worked as our marketing manager for the last three years. Many of you will ‘know’ her from connecting on social media. Isobel has done a wonderful job of developing our community in so many ways and we will miss her. As her final goodbye, Isobel has created our Craft feature, demonstrating how to upcycle a wardrobe with some colourful paint.
Hannah Harding is a natural light, storytelling photographer. Originally picking up her camera as a form of creative therapy for postnatal depression, Hannah now runs In the Den Photography – capturing everything from families to small businesses. Hannah creates timeless, colourful photography that encapsulates nostalgic childhood adventures.
Antonio Ordóñez created the image for our Men and Miscarriage feature. Antonio is an illustrator from Madrid, based in Barcelona. His plan was to work in an office, but he ended up being an artist and full-time dad.
Ben Isaacson has written for us about supporting young people with ADHD. Ben received his own ADHD diagnosis at 18 while away on his gap year, which has subsequently led him to help others with similar childhood challenges.
What’s inside JUNO Spring, Issue 78?
JUNO’s ethos is based on conscious parenting, sustainability, social justice, non-violence and a commitment to personal growth and spiritual awareness. Our Spring issue is packed full of supportive and informative features including:
- Energising activities to support children with ADHD
- Francesca Simon talks about the joy of reading
- Permaculture: Stu McLellan begins an adventure in his garden
- Self-directed learning
- A year in nature: journalling to capture the Wheel of the Year
- Ways to help children deal with their anger
- Supporting men through miscarriage
- Upcycled furniture: Isobel Higley gets creative with a tin of paint
- My first festival with a baby
- Festivals feature: the return of festivals for summer of 2022!
- Herbal first aid – coughs and sore throats
- Body hair: Angeline Braidwood reflects on her travels with a razor
- Finding confidence in the outdoors
- Healthy, planet-friendly recipes
- Natural living reviews – 12 products for spending time outside this spring
Plus all your favourite regulars and columns including Empowered Birth, Mindful Dad, My Teen, Birth in Pictures, Natural Connections, Community Photography, Reflections of a Homeopath, Sensory Herbalism, Home Education, Life on the Land, A Page for Young People, My Life My Way, and book reviews for all ages.