Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a year full of kindness and compassion, for ourselves and others in equal measure.

The consequences of the upheavals of 2016 will continue to reverberate for a very long time, making us face many challenges in 2017. May it be a year that will NOT be driven by fear, divisiveness and hate of the stranger. Instead, may it be a year that will benefit from cooperation and acceptance, understanding and intelligent discourse, empathy for the vulnerable, and courage to be and think differently.

Keep on seeking and loving the truth, find the strength to resist illusion and square up to uncomfortable facts of any kind, about yourself and the world at large.

And never stop feeling concerned for our planet - the animals, the plants, the trees, skies and the environment – it’s the only home we have.

May you have a wonderful 2017.