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”

Listen

There’s a saying that goes “you have two ears and one mouth – use them in that ratio”. It’s a saying I know I should take heed of more than I know I do. There have been far too many times when I have spoken in response to something I haven’t properly heard. But IContinue reading “Listen”

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”

Humility

During times of Covid-19 I’ve been leading remotely guided nature therapy sessions. Whilst by the sheer nature of them, they have a different energy to them than in person sessions, they still enable participants to connect to the nature that is both in and around them, no matter where in the world they are. IContinue reading “Humility”

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”

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”

Small things

I guided a virtual session earlier this month. One of the invitations offered was to look at the small things. With participants dotted across the world, it was interesting to see that two came back to our sharing circle with noticings along the same lines. There’s a well known saying mighty oaks from tiny acornsContinue reading “Small things”