Magic is real! I’ve long imagined holding retreats in beautiful, wild locations where we don’t just show up, use the space and leave, but where we also make a real contribution both financially and practically. And I’m thrilled to say that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on my next Magical African Adventure in September 2024…
There were just a few remaining fungi on my walk this morning. Disappearing just as mysteriously as when they first arrived. Which is why fungi are described as ephemeral. The mushrooms or fruiting bodies seen above ground appear only fleetingly, some for a single day. Yet underground these fascinating fungi are connected through an invisible..
I recently led my Magical African Adventure retreat at Imire rhino and wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. For one of the exercises, I guided people into a state of innocence, or pure presence, and then invited them to notice what they observed during our walk. Many people commented that they’d noticed so much more. Seen things,..
Rain almost stopped play today in the aftermath of Storm Babet. But I went out anyway and discovered nature’s magic There weren’t many people around but a small group did stop and ask what I was doing when they saw me crouching in the rain beneath a chestnut tree So I shared with them what..
Last week I returned from my Magical African Adventure retreat at Imire Rhino and Wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. I’d long imagined leading retreats in beautiful, wild locations where we don’t just show up, use the space and leave, but where we also make a real contribution both financially and practically. And that’s exactly what we..
A week today I’ll be arriving here! And meeting these beautiful animals again. This time last year, just the seed of an idea. A few weeks later I was volunteering in Africa with rhinos and other wild animals. And now, one year later, I’m returning to run my Magical African Adventure retreat. Magic really does..
“May the wonders of the earth call you forth…and set your feet free in the pastures of possibilities” John O’Donaghue. When we connect in nature. Truly connect. With the earth, the wildlife, the land. And pause in awe and wonder. We enter the realm of imagination, of intuition and wisdom. Beyond the busyness and limitations..
Last week I saw this stunning vulture at a wildlife display with Wide Eyes Falconry CIC and The Big Cat Sanctuary At first I didn’t know what I was looking at. With his neck drooped and head hanging, I wasn’t even sure ‘it’ was alive! But the keeper said it was a vulture, just having..
A day in the forest, losing my mind and finding my soul 😊💚 When we allow ourselves to immerse in nature, she draws us in, quietens the mind and awakens the senses. We get to experience a deeper sense of presence and connection. Connection with something greater than ourselves. And a coming home, to our..
‘Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair’ ~ Khalil Gibran. It certainly had a field day with mine :) Connecting with the elements grounds us and reminds us that we’re all part of Nature. We are Nature. And when we stop, pause..