Welcome! You’ll find all sorts of musings here. About the natural principles, living a better life, a bit about me and my journey, with a bit of evolutionary biology and tree wisdom thrown in for good measure. Enjoy, and if you think these ideas are worth passing on please share on social media and with your friends…
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 canRead more.
The natural principles
There are patterns common to all living things. These have been developed into a set of principles. I’ve gathered someRead more.
My top ten ways to stick two fingers up to the climate denial movement
Today’s Observer newspaper contains an interesting article about how the climate denial movement has transformed into the climate confusion movement.Read more.
Know that your actions can change the world
I was inspired to share this excerpt from my book Think like a Tree: The natural principles guide to lifeRead more.
Wilding by Isabella Tree – book review
Wilding. The return of nature to a British farm, by Isabella Tree. Despite never having visited Isabella’s Knepp estate inRead more.
Wellbeing without nature?
I’ve just returned from a full-on four days in London at the UK’s largest wellbeing festival. Held in Olympia, aRead more.
When it comes to resilience our tree cousins are masters. They are undoubtedly our best teachers, having learned numerous tacticsRead more.
Why Marie Kondo’s way is not nature’s way
You have probably seen the buzz around Marie Kondo’s de-cluttering phenomenon. It’s caught the mood, because, quite accurately, we, inRead more.
Observe what’s around you
People often look at me as if I’m bonkers when I say that trees can see. But when you thinkRead more.
Join me for a Think like a Tree workshop at Unlimited Wellbeing in Nottingham on 12 May 2019.Read more.
Introducing the natural principles
There are patterns common to all living things – these have been developed into a set of principles. Some areRead more.
Poem – being part of the earth not apart from it
One of the joys of leading courses is to witness the creativity of the participants. There are so many talentedRead more.
Plain English please
So, today I’m going to write one of my preoccupations at the moment – jargon, complex language and the inaccessibilityRead more.
Ripping up the rule-book of life
Several billion generations ago our great, great, great… ancestor was also the common ancestor of trees. We share the sameRead more.
Apprentices of nature
Biomimicry Do you have a problem? The chances are nature has already solved it. Biomimicry is one field where learningRead more.