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All you need to know about Woodland Burials

Woodland burial site

To celebrate National Tree Week back in 2020, I interviewed several of my colleagues who also work with trees for wellbeing. The third person I spoke to in the series was Fiona Heath who runs The Solent Celebrant. What’s that and what’s it got to do with trees? Read on! Fiona recently retrained to be […]

Keep the Forest Alive at Home using Essential Oils

For National Tree Week earlier in December, I met with several other practitioners who, like me, work together with trees for health-boosting purposes. The second person I spoke with was Annika Vincent who’s also based in Winchester, Hampshire. She discovered the benefits of dōTERRA essential oils around 3 years ago while using them to support […]

What can Bach Flower Remedies do for you?

For National Tree Week earlier in December, I met with several other practitioners who, like me, work together with trees for health-boosting purposes. Ros Thompson has been a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner since 2013 and a holistic therapist since 2005 (she’s also a Reiki Master and Kinesiologist!). Since the pandemic hit, she has been working […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hampshire Living report on Bathing in Nature with Adore Your Outdoors

During lockdown, Hampshire Living asked me to contribute to a feature on how nature can help us with our mental health. . I shared my thoughts on how the well established practice of Forest Therapy (mindfulness in nature) can help us all, if only we slow down enough to actually notice. One of the causes […]

Richard introduces himself… to his tree!

While I was with Richard Vobes, aka The Bald Explorer the other day, I wanted to show him the sort of thing that happens on a Forest Bathing experience; mainly how it differs from your average walk in the woods, I guess. It was just the two of us so we couldn’t do the group […]