We Are Family

We Are Family

We are increasingly becoming aware of the harms of our perceived disconnection from the natural world and of increasing polarization amongst our fellow Humans. Whilst we work hard to counter the effects of climate change, loss of wildlife, war and social injustice, surely we cannot fix these problems using the same mindset that created them. As a foundation, we need […]

How Mindfulness Can Help for COP26 and Beyond

How Mindfulness Can Help for COP26 and Beyond

The past few weeks and months may have felt like a rather frantic swimming in a soup of social media, news and documentaries and all sorts of busyness to try to make sure that important messages about the need for urgent climate action are heard. There has been a dizzying array of events and announcements to try to keep abreast […]

Mini Connection Journey

Mini Connection Journey

This year, I have been connecting with people all around the world – we have been coming together with a common interest in helping people and planet. It has made me realise the importance of having these interactions, as well as other types of connection. I have made a short introduction video here. Connection with the Earth For the first […]

Online Nature Connection and Mindfulness

Online Nature Connection and Mindfulness

Introduction to Nature Connection What is Online Nature Connection? Nature connection online combines elements of forest bathing and mindfulness with virtual connection. It allows us to connect with nature and with other people even when we are unable to venture far from home.  Surely online nature connection is nothing like as good as in person? Scientific research has shown benefits […]

The Eco-Worrier’s Mini Guide to Saving the Planet

The Eco-Worrier’s Mini Guide to Saving the Planet

I recently wrote about anxiety and how it can be your superpower.  This is especially clear when it comes to eco-anxiety.  I have found it really easy to feel paralysed by a whole swathe of difficult feelings, from anxiety to grief, guilt to anger. At times I have felt despair. I have also experienced a sense of frantic urgency and […]

Making an Emotions Map

Making an Emotions Map

Connecting with how you feel in nature is a powerful part of nature connection. It is very simple, but possibly not easy if you are not used to getting in touch with your emotions. However, I believe it offers a safe space to build the capacity to do this – we are not talking about getting in touch with difficult […]

Teaching Peace

Teaching Peace

I have caught myself a few times recently being less than peaceful. Perhaps it is understandable – there is a lot of fear and anxiety, not helped by news and social media. It occurred to me that each of us is a teacher and that we have a choice in every moment about what it is that we are teaching. […]

Mindful Nature Photography

Mindful Nature Photography

The first thing you will almost certainly appreciate from my photos is that mindful nature photography is not about taking award-winning photos. If you are anything like me, taking photos is usually a hurried point and click with the smartphone. It is made all the more random by the fact I cannot  see the screen properly until I get home […]