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Winter Wellbeing – the Mindfulness Tools you need to Recentre

Do you suffer from ‘the winter blues’? Winter is typically the season when we start to feel low, as the darker days and often gloomy weather take their toll. And let’s not mention youknowwhat. Did you know the 3rd Monday in January is dubbed “Blue Monday”? Named because we’re all cold, broke and riddled with […]

Everything you need to know about Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku (森林 浴))

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘Forest Bath’? A rather nippy dip in a rather murky stream? That doesn’t sound very inviting and one of the main principles of Forest Bathing is the orientation to pleasure – so fret not!  Often known as Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy, Shinrin-Yoku (森林 浴) focuses on […]

Shinrin-Yoku Experience Cards – available now!

10 beautifully illustrated mindfulness cards Each card describes a different sensory & mindful experience for you to practice in the forest when alone.   Disconnect from the constant electronic presence and connect instead to your natural surroundings The perfect gift for those you care about, beautifully boxed and packaged with love. Ideal for those who […]

Why this Autumn is going to be the most stunning for years

Autumnal countryside scene

Predictions have been made for a glorious autumn display this year. Why? It’s all thanks to the weather. High levels of sunshine throughout spring, a wet June and then further sunshine in July result in trees building up lots of leaf sugar in plant tissues.  Rainbow of colour  As a consequence, you see the range […]

Planet Mindful Magazine features Adore Your Outdoors

Planet Mindful Sonya Dibbin

As forests begin their dazzling autumnal colour transformation, Sarah Dawson explores our ancient connection with woodland and how trees really can enhance your wellbeing. The Ancient Art of Forest Bathing Another way to connect with trees this autumn is Forest Bathing, the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates as, “bathing your senses in the atmosphere […]

5 Simple Steps to Practise Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) Alone

Woman leaning on a tree

As fear about the state of our natural environment grows, many of us are feeling called to ‘get back to nature’. But how to you do that, beyond simply going for a walk with the dog or friends? I have researched and studied this topic extensively and am certain that the phrase ‘connecting to nature’ […]

Liz’s poem about her Shinrin-Yoku experience with Adore Your Outdoors!

Tree trunk covered in rich, damp moss with Adore Your Outdoors logo

Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) with Sonya 🌿The mind? It may well fight –its churning turning into ‘what a wastejust standing on this spot for agesI’d be better writing pages’ –but forest bathing’s gentle stagesstart and end with slowand take you where you never thought to go… 🌿The heart? It now delightswith softness opening into ‘I recall this taste’I’m feeling rooted wellaliveness […]

Forest Bathing: Bust Stress and Boost Your Health by Reconnecting With Nature

Forest Bathing Forest Therapy participants walking in the woods

Forest bathing, a Japanese term for bonding with the outdoors for health-boosting purposes, is now being seen as a legitimate form of therapy for tightly-wound people cracking under the pressures of living in the modern world. What Is Forest Bathing? The expression “forest bathing” comes from a Japanese term coined as recently as the 1980s. […]

The most common obstacles in the way of great mental health

Ladies in a forest connecting to nature

Spending so much time indoors, being separated from loved ones, and constantly attached to technology these days is leaving many of us feeling disconnected; disconnected from each other and even from ourselves. Do you ever feel lonely without really understanding why?  I doubt it’s news to you that your emotional wellbeing could be suffering; 2018 […]

A Forest Spa Day for you – Forest Bathing as Medicine for the Sensitive Soul 💚

Nina Khoo Sonya Dibbin workshop

Overwhelm. Sometimes it’s paralysing. How have the past few months been for you? 🌿 If you at first enjoyed the slower pace, then began struggling with the lack of alone time as the weeks passed, you may be part of the 25% of the population who share the naturally occurring temperament trait of High Sensitivity […]