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”

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”

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”

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?”

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”