CONSCIOUS PARENTING • SUSTAINABILITY • COMMUNITY • WELLBEING
> Marchelle The school environment is a place many parents have access to, and Marchelle, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and mother to two young children, found a way to make an impact that fitted into her life around her children.
“A real sense of urgency came with my son being born. It wasn’t down to external influences; it came from inside and from understanding that this baby had a future on this planet. Previously, there was a lot about my life and my training that had been cerebral. Up until this point, I’d been very in my head, but pregnancy brought me back down into my body, and reminded me I was part of the animal kingdom. And with that feeling came the urgency that the planet was in crisis. “I’ve involved myself heavily with my children’s school. I have become a governor and participate on the PTA committee. The school wants to enhance their gardening programme, which I support. I want to act as a voice for environmental issues.”