Nature’s Strengths

Nature’s Strengths

I have often written about the many benefits of being in nature which include increased feelings of well-being and happiness, reduced stress levels, improved concentration and lowered blood pressure.  This summer has offered many opportunities to explore varied...
Giving Back To The Ocean

Giving Back To The Ocean

The positive effects between our wellbeing and increased exposure to natural environments is widely referenced in modern literature. Bowler, Buyung-Ali and Knight (2009) are among researchers who have found the positive benefit of going for a walk is larger when...
The power of nature

The power of nature

While we live our busy lives, we tend to forget how beneficial it can be to spend time in nature. Is there anything more beautiful then nature? Being outdoors is not only fun, it is also good for the brain, body and soul. Every minute spent in nature offers a boost to...
Nature’s Spring Gift

Nature’s Spring Gift

Without any effort I am feeling more energised and I’m experiencing more positive emotions. Then I realise why. It’s spring, the days are getting longer and nature shows us that we are on a different trajectory, no longer hunkering down and keeping warm,...
5 Life Lessons From Nature

5 Life Lessons From Nature

Too long inside concrete walls and around man made things makes me a little stir crazy! A few minutes sat by the river can quickly alleviate this. There’s a powerful, peaceful and grounding energy in nature that seeps into my being. It brings me serenity, gratitude,...
The Nurturing Power of Nature

The Nurturing Power of Nature

Like nature itself, the health benefits gain when experiencing nature are infinite and wondrous. In his renowned study, View through a window may influence recovery from surgery, Roger Ulrich compared the medical records of two groups of patients who undergone gall...