My experience of loneliness and nature-connection

It’s great to see so much being posted this week for mental health awareness week on the benefit of nature-connection for helping with loneliness. My own personal experience of loneliness and nature, shows how different ways of accessing nature can have vastly different outcomes  – it’s all about how you connect rather than simply time […]

Burning woman festival 2022

I’m delighted to be offering workshops at Burning Woman Festival this year at Whistlewood Common in south Derbyshire. 3 – 5 June 2022 There are still tickets left for the festival but’s a small event so they’ll certainly sell out – click here for more information and to book “When women unite, magic happens. A sparkle […]

Audiobook of Think like a Tree now available!

Finally the audiobook of Think like a Tree: the natural principles guide to life has made it to listener’s ears. This was a project that was a long time in the pipeline, with delays due to Covid/ a certain amount of procrastination on my part, and other projects getting in the way, but at last […]

A nature-inspired climate-resilient future

The IPPC report ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability makes for somber reading, and the authors stressed that the solutions are as much political and social as scientific.  An accompanying document states: “Targeting a climate resilient, sustainable world involves fundamental changes to how society functions, including changes to underlying values, world-views, ideologies, social structures, […]

The Wilderness Mind Podcast

You can listen to myself and JK chatting about all things nature, biomimicry, permaculture and the many different ways we can learn from nature for our health, wellbeing and living a good life. Available where you usually listen to your podcasts and from

Why autumn is a great time to plan your life…

I was wondering the other day why the new year is seen as the time to plan your life – ‘new year, new you’ and all that…  It’s a totally artificial human-created timescale.  And one that doesn’t make the most of our natural seasons and rhythms, the ones that we are hard-wired as homo sapiens […]

What is Think like a Tree?

From my own woodland in Derbyshire, England, I explain the ideas behind Think like a Tree and how nature can show us how to live a good life.

The natural principles

There are patterns common to all living things. These have been developed into a set of principles. I’ve gathered some from permaculture, some from biomimicry, and others I have simply observed myself in nature, when walking in forests, woodlands, gardens, moors, seashores, mountains and grasslands. These patterns and principles are all around us, hiding in […]