I went to a riveting panel discussion recently regarding our relationship with Nature. We’re not talking about gardens here, or pleasure walks at the local National Trust: we’re talking about wild, non-cultivated, unencumbered, there-might-be-a-bear-in-the-woods Nature. One of the speakers, Nina Lyon, made a comment about our inability to get truly lost in our home country… Read More The Importance of Getting Lost
I first met Jen when I attended one of her seasonal gathering workshops last Autumn and was quickly won over by her kind and loving personality, her knowledge, and her gentle style of teaching (read my post about the gathering here). She has a deep passion for her aromatherapy craft, and for helping people achieve balance and… Read More An Interview With Jen Hawkins of Revive
Today I went to a ‘seasonal gathering’ workshop in celebration of autumn and the festival of Samhain (Halloween). It was so lovely to experience a gathering of women in a small group, and to discuss living in alignment with the seasons, and what this time of year is all about. We talked about the different festivals… Read More Seasonal gathering, women together
Leaves of rust, the smell of earth, the forest shows me this life’s worth.
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This Sunday, 5th June, it is World Environment Day so I thought it was a very apt time to post about this. Yesterday I went to visit the Bee Garden we started 18 months ago in one of our local parks and, as you can see from the pictures, it is positively blooming! I spotted lots… Read More Get your garden buzzing!
I love how stunning this picture is! But, what really speaks to me is the silhouette of the tree in the woman’s eye. You’ve probably already gathered this from how frequently I talk about nature, but the forests and woodlands on this planet (especially in the United Kingdom) make me come alive. I feel like… Read More Monday Sunshine
Nature is a fantastic place to calm, soothe and revitalise the body and mind. Numerous ongoing studies attest to this, as does the personal experience of every nature lover and outdoorsy person on the planet! For me, there is nothing more powerful than nature. I love to read up about ways we can align ourselves… Read More Bring on those negative ions!
I just wanted to share a few pictures that I have taken over the last couple of days that show us just how beautiful our country of England is, but also remind us to be mindfully present to that beauty at all times. When finishing work on Tuesday, I could have just driven straight home… Read More Mindfulness and Presence
Our planet’s existence is a miracle, and our presence upon it even more so. Whether we came to be here through the guiding hand of a Creator, or through fortuitous chance conditions of the evolving Universe, Life on Earth is a gift. But, we aren’t taking care of it as we ought to. What is… Read More Stewards of our Planet Earth
I absolutely adore autumn; it is my favourite season of all. I love the smells, the harvest, the clear blue skies and crisp air. But, most of all, I love the colours. And it seems (from my Instagram feed at least) that nearly everyone else is captivated too! “Autumn is a second spring when every… Read More Autumn and the Chakras