‘There is something to be wondered at in all of Nature’ Aristotle Whether it’s the intricate plumage of a beautiful bird. The cathedral like canopy of trees in a forest. Or the stunning sight of a spectacular sunset. There really is something to be wondered at in all of Nature. And when we..
The Power of Nature
You might have noticed that this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is Nature, reminding us of the unique power and capacity that Nature has to benefit our health both physically and mentally. And whilst we inherently know this to be true, there’s also increasing scientific evidence now that..
Sometimes we’re just looking in the wrong place. Or seeing things from an unhelpful perspective. When life seems challenging, you can’t find a solution, have run out of ideas, become lost in the detail or feel like you’re drowning under the sheer weight of it all…. It’s time to take some time to..
What are you missing?
On my walk through this ancient woodland today I noticed the ground was carpeted with these beautiful wood anemones. Easily missed when we’re distracted by what’s in our heads. A reminder to slow down, connect and really see what’s obvious. One of the many insights and gifts from nature. And one of..
Alchemy in Nature
This photo was taken two years ago. And it really does remind me of the magic and alchemy that exist in nature. Where fungi such as these are continually transforming dead wood, rotting matter and decay into nutrient rich soil to support fresh, new growth and vibrant life. Without this, where would be right now?..
No lotus, no mud
The lotus is a beautiful flower that grows out of the mud. Without the mud there would be no flower. It seems there’s plenty of ‘mud’ in the world right now. But the mud and the lotus are both organic and ever changing, as are we. We can unconsciously choose to get stuck in the..
Change is in the Air
Can you smell it? Autumn that is. There’s something about the arrival of Autumn, making itself known in magical ways. The abundance of acorns and chestnuts on the ground, the nights drawing in or the rutting of wild deer. And there’s a distinct scent in the air too….whether from wood burning fires, or the earthy..
Effort or Ease
How is it that we sometimes make things more difficult than they need to be? Have you ever found yourself spending way too long trying to work something out, find a solution, or get it just right? Or maybe you procrastinate before starting something, hesitate before saying something or over complicate when actually there might..
What lies beneath?
Fungi are fascinating. Did you know for instance that a Parasol mushroom can grow to the size of a saucer? There are actually hundreds of varieties of Fungi. And all are important both for biodiversity and for the large number of plants that depend on them to supply nutrients to their roots. But the mushrooms..
Happy IWD 2020
“Women will change the nature of power, rather than power changing the nature of women” Bella Abzug Harnessing our natural feminine power allows us to create results with less effort, more ease. Too often, we can fall into the trap of believing that being powerful means being forceful. And that to get something done we..