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Home working, isolation and Covid-19

Home working, isolation and Covid-19

  These are strange times we are living in at the moment. Sudden confinement and social isolation may be very real issues for a number of people over the coming weeks. Many of us, who are used to travelling to our place of work, may now be faced with spending weeks at home, with little or no time outside our […]

9 Lessons from Nature

Our human nature and modern culture can be very useful in getting things done, but how do we balance this with a more mindful approach. Here are some things I have learned from nature. Many of these are about mindfulness, but some are about a wider way of living. 1. Living in the moment I live in a beautiful part […]

Introduction to Nature Connection

Introduction to Nature Connection

What is a Natural Mindfulness Walk? Let’s start with what it isn’t! Very often when we walk outdoors, we are doing what I would call “hiking”, by which I mean walking at pace with the objective of covering some ground. The other thing we may do when we walk outdoors is either to talk continuously to another person or to […]

Acceptance lessons in nature

Acceptance lessons in nature

Taking a nature connection walk this morning, I noticed that I was in that harsh doing mode, where I was like a square wheel on a bumpy road. I wasn’t exactly irritable on the surface, but that restless, self-critical mental “weather” was not far below the surface. I wanted to find that blissful place where I had been before and […]

Painless ways to reduce plastic at home

When I think about making changes in my life (improved diet, saving the planet, reducing spending), I am often aware of quite a lot of resistance – it’s like the arguments for all the cons are already sat there waiting in ambush, anticipating the day this would happen. I am expecting it to be painful before I have given it […]

Why walk mindfully in nature?

Mindfulness takes practice and a degree of patience. So why would you invest your time and effort? Some might argue that, if you are putting your attention on your breath rather than the wonderful natural surroundings, you are missing all the good stuff. To the mind, the breath is rather boring in comparison to watching the birds and the trees. […]