Forest bathing is gaining popularity in recent times as it has become more widely discussed in mainstream media. But what is forest bathing? Forest bathing originated in Japan where it is known as Shinrin Yoku. It was established in 1982 by the forest agency in response to the increasing levels of stress and anxiety suffered by the […]Read More Forest Bathing ~ Shinrin Yoku
I have just spent a week with a group of my rewilding apprentices. It is their second year working with me as when their rewilding apprenticeship came to a close last autumn they opted to continue with their personal rewilding work, taking it further, taking it deeper. I held space while they each spent dawn to […]Read More Weaving Wildness
So I have been a bit quiet recently, but I have been productive! The result is that a new full colour edition of my 2009 title The Medicine Garden is now available! I am really pleased with it. There are some really wonderful photos of the plants featured taken by Stephen Studd. The cover art and internal illustrations created by Wendy […]Read More Wild Medicine, Rewilding & other Sacred Matters…
There has been many a time I have stood in a place of nature and been awestruck by the beauty of my surroundings. In such moments nature has a way of instilling humility. Time and again my problems and concerns have faded to nothing as I feel the vibrant energy of the place sweeping through […]Read More How Fresh Air Can Cure The Blues…
So here we are, another new year, with plenty of good intentions, resolutions even. What are you planning for the coming year? What would you like to change in your life right now? After a fortnight of family time, parties with friends, meals out, treats and drinks I for one intend to eat a bit […]Read More New Year, New You!!
I love summer! It gives me the opportunity to get outside more, to go camping, to explore and discover. I also usually make it to the odd festival or two. Festivals, luckily, are often sited in great locations with rolling hills, rich hedgerows and ancient trees peppering the landscape. A few weekends ago I was at just such a […]Read More The Love & Loss of Ancient Trees
It has been quite a while since I have posted on this blog. So much has happened and changed for me, personally in my own life, and of course in the recent political landscape here in the UK. It is a time where tempers are continuing to rage and stress and anxiety are touching many people (and […]Read More Time for a Calming Brew