Urban Jungle

Yesterday I spent the day in London. It was the first time I’d been there since late February/early March 2020. Since then a lot has changed. I’ve changed. Whilst most of my day was spent working in an office, I did take the opportunity to walk whenever I could (I’ve always tried to do thatContinue reading “Urban Jungle”

Sanctuary

I don’t remember when I first started loving nature. I guess that’s because I always have. There wasn’t a before. There wasn’t an epiphany moment. There wasn’t a eureka. It’s just always been.  The natural world is my sanctuary. Whether a beach with waves crashing by my side, a rainforest constant cacophony of sound, theContinue reading “Sanctuary”

Recalibrating

Yesterday was meant to be a day of celebration and, whilst it started that way, something in the universe conspired against it ending that way too. It left me feeling low, upset and angry. As a result today I took some time out to recalibrate myself. I had already planned to visit one of myContinue reading “Recalibrating”

Reciprocity

When I started training to become a Nature Therapy Guide one word that came up on a frequent basis was “reciprocity”. The mutual exchange between two parties. In the context of my training it’s been about the relationship had with the more than human world and looking at what I, or indeed any of us,Continue reading “Reciprocity”

What is Nature?

For the past few days I’ve been attending The Nature Talks – an online conference that has brought together nature practitioners from across the globe. In one of the sessions the speaker spoke of what we mean by the term nature and it got me thinking. If you were to look at any indigenous language-Continue reading “What is Nature?”

New Beginnings

As I’ve been taking my daily walks, I’ve been really aware of the new life that is starting to appear all around us. Tree branches, now bare from shedding last years leaves are in bud once more, new plant growth is peeping through the soil and I’ve even seen daffodils in flower – their trumpetsContinue reading “New Beginnings”

Three Things

No Sunday morning is complete for me without listening to Michael Ball on BBC Radio 2. No matter what the weather, or how I’m feeling – he has an incredible ability to put a smile on my face. He always has to be fair. On one of his shows in early January 2021 he encouragedContinue reading “Three Things”

A New Way

We’re about a year into this pandemic and the way we all go about our daily lives have changed. Facemasks have become part of our wardrobes, loungewear part of our office wardrobe and online shopping become the norm. We reminisce about those days when you could meet friends for a drink, watch a show atContinue reading “A New Way”