Musings after some days infused with fires, warm data, intergenerational conversations and changing contexts.

I sat by the fire with a friend and the lamentation left my lips — what does it mean to live a poetic life, and how can we edge towards one? It needs to be spoken…


Today I’m signing work agreements with Austrian and German colleagues, I’m speaking with those in upstate New York about human connection, interdependence and reimagining the future. I’m sharing writing, and reflecting how we want to live and where my part is in hosting and answering the throws of that question…


The paradox of using fear to overcome risk — a reflection on the latest UK governmental framing for the COVID-19 response

Words matter to navigation

I’ve been reflecting a lot on the use of language lately. Narrative and framing work has been a central aspect of my systemic practice and study of human relationship for a while, but nowadays, in the literality of the physically isolated space, they seem to matter…

Emily Stewart

Emily is a freelance systems thinker, facilitator and writer. She’s focused on helping us navigate the liminal spaces and finding ways to value what’s vital.

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