The Beach

In early March I went back to one of my happy places – Playa Uvita on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. I first went there in 2018 and felt the magic of the place. I still don’t know whether it is the thunderous waves pounding to one side of me or the vibrant jungleContinue reading “The Beach”

Cause and effect

This year marks 40 years since the term shinrin yoku (forest bathing) was first coined. It came about in response to a health crisis in Japan following a major cultural shift. Having been a country that lived with the land, the late 1970’s / early 1980’s brought the beginning of the tech boom and withContinue reading “Cause and effect”

Pura vida

If you ever get chance to go to the paradise that is Costa Rica, firstly, don’t pass it up and secondly, there’s one phrase you’ll hear a lot – pura vida!. The literal translation is “pure life” or simple life – but it has a deeper meaning that transcends words. It’s a greeting, a stateContinue reading “Pura vida”

Just breathe

We’re only a matter of days into the year and already it feels like one of epic proportions for me personally. Just a couple of weeks ago I had no idea what was heading in my direction – had I have done I’d have run screaming in the opposite direction to get away from it.Continue reading “Just breathe”

Broken friendship

Every so often you are blessed with having someone walk into your life and changing it for good. That happened to me back in September 2018. I was sat in a bar in a backpacker hostel in Uvita, Costa Rica minding my own business when suddenly life was never the same again. That person walkedContinue reading “Broken friendship”

Field of Dreams

If you build it, they will come. It’s a line from the 1989 film starring Kevin Costner and one that I’ve heard used so many times. Back in 2013, when I worked with Simon King, it was a line he used frequently when describing Wild Meadows – the 10 acres that we were rewilding onContinue reading “Field of Dreams”

Inspiration

What inspires you? A friend asked me that the other day. They were feeling like they’d lost sight of their path and needed some help finding their way back to it. Hoping what inspires me may trigger something for them. So what does inspire me? The simple answer to the question is nature. I can’tContinue reading “Inspiration”