Treasure hunting

One of the joys of forest bathing is that it allows your inner child to come out and play. That’s basically what forest bathing is – an opportunity to play. As adults we often feel as though we shouldn’t – but why do we feel that way? Who says we’re not allowed to play anymore?Continue reading “Treasure hunting”

Let it rain

How many times have you been ready to go outside when you look out of the window or step out of the door and notice it raining and your heart sinks? Suddenly you’re stopped in your tracks and reluctantly turn around, take your coat and boots off and sit down inside instead? I know it’sContinue reading “Let it rain”

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”

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”

Life begins …

Through my life as The Eco Monkey I’ve been blessed to meet some amazing people. Two of those are Matt and Mark of The Wellderness. If you go to one of their sessions you’ll likely hear one of their mottos – life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. Well last week I wasContinue reading “Life begins …”

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”

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”