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  • Writer's pictureHannah E Greenwood

The Gift of Earth

Updated: Apr 23, 2023


‘We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.' Native American Proverb


I am writing this month’s Perspectives Post on Earth Day and the following are two initiatives I have been involved in as part of my commitment to creating a better world for our children:


Led by the actor, Tamzin Outhwaite, WE FREE WOMEN is an extraordinary and much needed initiative with a mission to create a safe space and wellbeing experience for women that really deserve a break:


Self-care is a buzzword that we are all aware of these days, but it is also a luxury that most people do not have the time or money to afford. Wellness retreats offer people some rest, a chance to grow and to focus and look within themselves with the help of wonderful therapies, nourishing food and calming surroundings… a chance to be free and be themselves. With so many women not able to afford such luxury, I’ve been inspired to start one which will be free. My hope is to turn this into something bigger, to be able to make retreats for women across the UK for free.’ Tamzin Outhwaite


I was thrilled to be invited to contribute to the pilot retreat: ‘It's no exaggeration to say that we changed lives on our first We Free Women residential retreat - the feedback we have had is incredible! Our guests are feeling full of energy, positivity and purpose; adopting new lifestyle and nutrition habits and even signing up to university courses and starting side hustles! We have so many people to thank, not least our lead coach Hannah Elizabeth Greenwood who worked tirelessly to help us create a safe and transformational space. Thank you!’ www.wefreewomen.org #empoweredwomenempowerwomen


The second initiative was an interview I gave with Futurist, Andrew Grill.

What traits do our leaders of the future need? https://podc.st/s5e11


We covered many topics related to the future of leadership, including:

  • Creating leaders who will build a better world

  • What is a champion mindset and why we need to champion others

  • Supporting leaders to create top teams that others aspire to join

  • Transformational inner change and why this is crucial for modern leaders

You can listen directly via https://podc.st/s5e11 or search ‘Actionable Futurist podcast’ wherever you get your podcasts.


Four years ago, in 2019, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. In 1969, 600 million people watched as Armstrong made that first footprint: ’That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’


Why did that mission enthral us so much? Beyond the extraordinary technological breakthroughs, it brought us, why does that mission still hold such imaginative power? Armstrong’s giant leap wasn’t only about the phenomenal… and highly precarious… technical achievement of landing on the moon. It was about the sheer Promethean audacity to have created the vision in the first place.


And ultimately what is magical about the Apollo 11 mission and the extraordinary ventures in Space happening now, is that they bring us a greater awe of the Universe and…more poignantly…the beauty, the fragility and the precious gift of our own planet, Earth.


Hannah Elizabeth Greenwood


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