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Think like a Tree:
The natural principles guide to life

by Sarah Spencer

“A set of natural principles as a manual for the modern world” – John Everitt, Chief Executive, The National Forest Company

Available in paperback, ebook and audiobook. Buy paperback direct from the author, from Amazon, or to order from bookshops. Ebook available on all ebook platforms.

We associate trees and woodlands with harmony, health and vitality. And yet so often we struggle to experience these qualities in our everyday lives.

What if we could harness the wisdom of the forest for ourselves?

Think like a Tree: The natural principles guide to life, the first guide of its kind, reveals the underlying principles of nature’s secrets of success one by one. These natural principles evolved over billions of years – they are the rules and patterns that all living things have in common for: finding purpose; growth and success; solving problems; building resilience; creating ideal conditions to thrive; developing positive relationships and leaving a legacy for the future. At its heart is the observation that each one of us, just like each tree in a woodland, is unique and therefore we must navigate our own positive journey through life.

Drawing on woodland examples from around the globe, Think like a Tree shares the amazing abilities of trees, their, evolutionary success stories and their abilities to heal.

Real-world case studies demonstrate how the Think like a Tree principles are being applied right now by people around the world.

Exercises for each of the 42 principles allow readers to put into practice the wisdom shared by the living world in this unique and practical personal development book.

Inspired by Trees
Creative workbook

by Sarah Spencer
and Eva Spencer

Wellbeing for you and our world

Inspired by Trees offers accessible, fun and thought-provoking ways to learn from the wisdom of trees so you can transform the way you think about yourself and the world.

  • Get to know a tree through the seasons…
  • Recall a childhood encounter in the outdoors…
  • Discover what nature’s patterns can teach you …
  • Find out how to lead a simpler, happier and more connected life …

Its beautifully illustrated pages are packed with practical exercises and inspirational messages to spark your creativity, encouraging you to write, draw, create and ponder. Conscious and green living tips will help transform your love of the natural world into positive action.

The workbook also reveals natural principles that are the living world’s secrets to success, growth, problem-solving and resilience. We are part of the natural world, so these principles can guide us if we know how to access them.

From Sarah Spencer bestselling author of Think like a Tree: the natural principles guide to life, with engaging watercolour illustrations by her daughter Eva, this is the journal you’ll want to take with you every time you set foot outdoors.

The book can be used wherever you are – in a garden, yard, park or wilderness- nature is all around. Just ten minutes per day can be enough to significantly improve wellbeing for you and for our world.

Inspired by Acorns
Activity book for kids

by Sarah Spencer
and Eva Spencer

Available Soon

Create deep and lasting bonds with nature, for happiness, health, connection and a positive future

Encourage your child into the outdoors with these fun, creative and educational ways to learn from the wisdom of trees, allowing children to effortless immerse themselves in nature.

  • 33 simple, creative and fun nature activities
  • Inspiring and thoughtful quotes
  • Green tips, allowing children to explore how they care for our world
  • Natural principles to learn from nature’s wisdom
  • Activities for ages 4 – 12 years anywhere, all year round
  • Building skills such as observation, motor skills, creativity and thinking
  • Developing empathy and connection – with other people and other living beings
  • Connecting with nature is proven to lower children’s stress and boost confidence

Its beautifully illustrated pages are packed with practical exercises and inspirational messages to spark their creativity, with plenty of space to write, draw, stick, colour, create and ponder.

The activity book also reveals natural principles that are the living world’s secrets to growth, strength, and resilience. We and our children are part of the natural world, so these simple messages will develop their emotional and physical intelligence and resilience.

From Sarah Spencer, author of Think like a Tree: the natural principles guide to life, and Inspired by Trees: creative workbook (for adults), with adorable watercolour illustrations by her daughter Eva, this book will encourage your child to love nature all year round, and reap the benefits for health, happiness and caring for their future.

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Watch the video where Sarah explains why she wrote Think like a Tree: the natural principles guide to life

"I have really enjoyed reading ‘Think like a tree’ It felt like I was remembering lost human wisdom that had been buried under the clutter of modern life. Sarah brilliantly articulates the simple truths that can be gained by slowing down and observing lessons from nature."