Do you sometimes feel that your life is missing something simple yet fundamental? Would you love to reconnect more with the natural world, get in on the theatre of wildlife and seasons going on outside your window? Do you struggle to find the time to start? You're not alone. Over-attached to technology, cosseted in our homes, the Western world has never been so disconnected. However, increasingly, we are realizing that our relationship with nature is the most important thing in our lives, and that it is at stake. Rewild Your Life will help you to rediscover your instinctive connection to the great outdoors, both in your own gardens and further afield. With 52 projects from bushcraft to generations old craftery, journalist and wild swimming enthusiast Sarah Stirling will show you how reconnecting with the natural world is key to keeping the environment alive, while simultaneously bringing the wonder back into the every day. Becoming more in tune with the environment does not require a lot of time, energy or money and with projects include spoon carving to foraging in the hedgerows, making and mending to forest bathing - this book will help you to focus on the many small ways you can retune your innate human senses that have become blunted by modern life, and really reconnect. Perfect for anyone who wants to get closer to the nature that's all around them, Rewild Your Life will give you an appreciation for nature's seasonal changes as well as improve your overall happiness and wellbeing.
**A SUNDAY TIMES GARDENING BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020** 'A must-read for every gardener who wants to up their game for wildlife and do their bit for the planet.' -- Isabella Tree 'A refreshing, uplifting and positive look at the true value of a garden.' -- Alan Titchmarsh The perfect book for any gardener looking to get back in touch with their wild side. The rewilding of public spaces and farmland is vitally important to conservation, but how can we support native species and provide rich habitats on our own doorsteps? In this practical, beautifully illustrated guide horticulturalist and Gardener's World presenter Frances Tophill shows you how to plan and maintain a beautiful garden that will attract bees and birds as well as a throng of unsung garden heroes. Whether you have a small balcony or a large open space, discover the joys of welcoming natural ecosystems back into your garden - along with a host of new visitors.
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As our busy, technology-driven lives become more sedentary and less connected to wildlife, it is important to remember the natural, human connection we have to the wilderness. Nick Baker, naturalist and wildlife presenter, takes the reader back to our natural instincts. Journeying through the senses, his expert advice offers the practical tools to experience the wilderness on your own doorstop as well as in the wider, wilder world. From learning to observe the creatures and beasts within hands’ reach and seeing and hearing the birds and trees of our forests, to an introduction to rewilding as a concept and the importance nature has to the wider world. Nick's vivid text mixes memoir with practical advice to entertain, inform and inspire us to get back to nature. ReWild is a beautiful and important exploration of the art of returning to nature.
Unleashing Your Inner Goddess is about understanding and acknowledging that her divinity exists. Your Inner Goddess is the purest form of you. She is everything love and never concerns herself with trivial things. She’s been around for a LONG time, and knows the ways of the Universe. She also knows why you’re here! She is your Divine spark. We often make the mistake of thinking our history begins with our birth in this life and that our memories extend only from the moment of our birth. Our physical body is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to who we are and what makes us, us. We have memories and knowledge from our life before this one. Your Inner Goddess is your soul, your true essence, who always wants the best for you. She’s the part of you who truly remembers who you were before you came to this world. She’s free and wild and really doesn’t care about other people’s opinions. She’s the part of you who’s at peace with what you’ve been through and where you’re headed. It’s “You” who set the course of your life and the things you want to accomplish and learn, before you even came to this earth. It’s “You” whispering guidance to yourself about your highest path and purpose. Your Inner Goddess invariably involves how you can best serve others while being true to yourself. This part of You helps you to keep on track with your life’s purpose and in touch with your passions and joy. Your Inner Goddess has brought with her your feminine energy. She’s that part of your soul who is fully connected with the Divine Feminine. Your Inner Goddess manifests as your higher self, your soul, your spirit, your intuition, the essence of who you truly are. You might frequently hear the phrase “finding yourself ”, but finding yourself is really returning to yourself and to your Inner Goddess. Tapping into this divine feminine energy allows you to live life guided by your true essence and be in perfect flow with the magic of the universe. Every woman has an Inner Goddess, whether you realize it or not. Connecting with your Inner Goddess will automatically make you feel happier, radiant, healthier, and sexier! Your higher vibration will make you naturally glow from the inside out. You don’t need to contact your Higher Self as an entity outside of yourself, she is You! Wisdom and memories are inside of you, if you will access them. Pay attention to your desires and passions. Your truest, heartfelt desires are feedback from your Inner Goddess about what you want to do now. Living from your Inner Goddess means not sacrificing or ignoring those desires, it also means listening to those desires on a daily basis. You know you are stepping into your Goddess self and awakening your true eternal nature when you become more concerned about you inner journey than your outward one.
Reconnect with your wild essence as you awaken your innate bond with the natural world “Rewilding is a return to our essential nature. It is an attempt to reclaim something of what we were before we used words like ‘civilized’ to define ourselves.” —Micah Mortali In his long-awaited book Rewilding, Kripalu director Micah Mortali brings together yoga, mindfulness, wilderness training, and ancestral skills to create a unique guide for reigniting your primal energy—your undomesticated true self—and deepening your connection with the living earth. For hundreds of thousands of years, humans lived intimately with the earth. We were in the wild and of the wild. Today, we live mostly urban lives—and our vital wildness has gone dormant. As a result, we’re more isolated, unhealthy, anxious, and depressed than ever, and our planet has suffered alongside us. With Rewilding, Mortali invites us to shed the effects of over-civilization and explore an inner wisdom that is primal, ancient, and profound. Whether you live in the middle of a city or alongside the woods, the insights and practices on these pages will bring you home to your wild, wise, and alive self. Highlights include: Practice-rich content—mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, yoga and pranayama, inward sensing, forest bathing, and much more The “life-force deficit”—explore how our separation from nature affects us physiologically and spiritually Ancestral skills—such as tracking, foraging, building fires, and finding shelter Develop a sense of calm, clarity, connection, and confidence in both your daily life and the great outdoors What you can learn from nature’s teachers—lessons from mountains, rivers, trees, and our animal kin Rewild in the wild—guidelines around safety, preparedness, appropriate gear, and packing lists A mindful rewilding flow—put everything together in an immersive, step-by-step rewilding experience Awaken your authentic spiritual connection with the natural world as you come home to your true self Understand the relationship between our health and the health of our planet—and how we can begin to heal both Part celebration of the natural world, part spiritual memoir, and part how-to guide, Rewilding is a must-read for anyone who wants to embrace their wild nature and essential place in the living earth.
Written with pace, clarity, and humor by world-renowned scientists in immunology, nutrition, and environmental health, The Secret Life of Your Microbiome makes the irrefutable case that our health and happiness depends fundamentally on the health of our personal biodiversity and the biodiversity around us, and shows how we can nurture this nature.
Mixing the pragmatic and the spiritual, Pagan Dreaming goes far beyond the standard dream dictionary to offer instead a range of ways for making dreaming a meaningful part of your spiritual life. Exploring symbolism, the physical implications of dreaming, dreaming as learning and problem solving it then places the spiritual dimension of dreams in a context that will help readers go beyond x=y interpretations towards something that will enrich and re-wild their lives. The book includes an array of techniques for working consciously with dreams and developing a Pagan spiritual practice around dreaming.
WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH BOOKSELLER BOOK OF THE MONTH: 'It is beautifully, persuasively written - and what's more, it works.' 'Such a simple, clever book' Rosemary Goring, Glasgow Herald 'Such a good idea' Chris Packham We're not just losing the wild world. We're forgetting it. We're no longer noticing it. We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing. But we can make hidden things visible, and this book features 23 spellbinding ways to bring the magic of nature much closer to home. Mammals you never knew existed will enter your world. Birds hidden in treetops will shed their cloak of anonymity. With a single movement of your hand you can make reptiles appear before you. Butterflies you never saw before will bring joy to every sunny day. Creatures of the darkness will enter your consciousness. And as you take on new techniques and a little new equipment, you will discover new creatures and, with them, new areas of yourself that had gone dormant. Once put to use, they wake up and start working again. You become wilder in your mind and in your heart. Once you know the tricks, the wild world begins to appear before you. For anyone who wants to get closer to the nature all around them and bring it back into focus, this is the perfect read.
As an investigative journalist, Monbiot found a mission in his ecological boredom, that of learning what it might take to impose a greater state of harmony between himself and nature. He was not one to romanticize undisturbed, primal landscapes, but rather in his attempts to satisfy his cravings for a richer, more authentic life, he came stumbled into the world of restoration and rewilding. When these concepts were first introduced in 2011, very recently, they focused on releasing captive animals into the wild. Soon the definition expanded to describe the reintroduction of animal and plant species to habitats from which they had been excised. Some people began using it to mean the rehabilitation not just of particular species, but of entire ecosystems: a restoration of wilderness. Rewilding recognizes that nature consists not just of a collection of species but also of their ever-shifting relationships with each other and with the physical environment. Ecologists have shown how the dynamics within communities are affected by even the seemingly minor changes in species assemblages. Predators and large herbivores have transformed entire landscapes, from the nature of the soil to the flow of rivers, the chemistry of the oceans, and the composition of the atmosphere. The complexity of earth systems is seemingly boundless."
Going wild. We don't see it as a good thing. And why would we? For most of our time on earth, humanity has been running from lions and other wilderness dangers. We've worked hard to make our local landscapes as safe and convenient as possible. Sometimes that's meant paving over areas that might burst into weeds. Other times, we've dammed rivers for electricity or irrigation. But now pollution, climate change and disruptions to the water cycle are affecting the world in ways we never anticipated. What if the new key to making our lives safer (and even healthier) is to allow the wilderness back into our cities?
“Natural principles as a manual for the modern world” Nature holds the secret to your happiness, health and wellbeing. Now at last, you can unlock it. 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 first guide of its kind, reveals the underlying principles of nature’s secrets of success one by one, and demonstrates ways you can apply them to your own life, in this practical personal development guide. These natural principles evolved over billions of years—they’re 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 - leaving a lasting legacy 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 principles allow readers to put into practice the wisdom shared by the living world in this unique and practical personal development book. . This book guides you to discover your own personal route to happiness, health, success and fulfilment—whatever your circumstances. The natural principles, harnessed from observations in nature, can be used for: . - wellbeing - physical health - psychological health and happiness - overcoming a life-challenge - motivation - coping with stress, anxiety and depression - transforming your life - relationship problems - work life balance - planning for the future, and more! In addition, the book shares secrets from environmental philosophy, environmental psychology, biomimicry, permaculture, green living and sustainable business, to make this a comprehensive guide for living the life that you want to lead, whilst considering your impact on the planet. Throughout the book author Sarah Spencer shares her inspirational real-life story of health recovery - how she used the natural principles to overcome significant illness, including chronic fatigue, allergies, auto-immune disease and migraine, and find her purpose and achieve happiness. She now spends her time inspiring others to use trees and nature to design the life they want to lead via books, workshops and online courses. Author Sarah Spencer is passionate about trees. She lives on a smallholding in the National Forest in Derbyshire in the centre of the UK with her family, and loves growing vegetables, fruit and flowers. She manages a woodland that she designed and planted. Whilst designing landscapes, gardens and woodlands, Sarah came to realise that the same principles that make forests successful and enduring can be applied to our own lives. Sarah has used these tools and principles in a wide range of applications in her own life. For more details of Think like a Tree courses and workshops see www.thinklikeatree.co.uk and on Facebook and Instagram
“Anextraordinary book…. With clarity and charm [Dunn] takes the reader into theoverlap of medicine, ecology, and evolutionary biology to reveal an importantdomain of the human condition.” —EdwardO. Wilson, author of Anthill and The Future of Life BiologistRob Dunn reveals the crucial influence that other species have upon our health,our well-being, and our world in The WildLife of Our Bodies—a fascinating tour through the hidden truths of natureand codependence. Dunn illuminates the nuanced, often imperceptible relationshipsthat exist between homo sapiens and other species, relationships that underpinhumanity’s ability to thrive and prosper in every circumstance. Readers ofMichael Pollan’s TheOmnivore’s Dilemma will be enthralled by Dunn’s powerful, lucid explorationof the role that humankind plays within the greater web of life on Earth.
Your Mighty Inner Healer offers a roadmap to wellness and a call to action. Whether you are faced with a health crisis requiring you to embark on a healing journey, or would simply like to deepen your well-being, these practical tools will guide you to spark your own healing revolution into wellness: - Tools to build your own solid foundation for health and the 3 root causes of disease - How liquid nutrition can let your inner shine glow - 108 recipes to boost your health and a one-day guided mighty detox - A new understanding of the art of mindfulness, plus 13 practices - Pathways to deeper inner questing, including 4 self-inquiry exercises - The power of your own revolution and more... The wisdom Naty shares is the result of her journey of reclaiming her health after a crisis resulting from heavy metal toxicity. Ultimately the healing journey is not just about re-claiming your health, it is also about reclaiming your power, freedom, purpose, your soul treasures and the possibility of unleashing your mightiness. UNLEASH YOUR MIGHTINESS www.natyhoward.com #YourMightyInnerHealer
The beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train presents an activity-complemented guide for caregivers and teachers on how to alleviate common childhood challenges by forging strong connections between children and nature. 25,000 first printing.
Following on from his bestselling The Invisible Church, Steve Aisthorpe finds inspiration for his new book in the ecological concept of rewilding, an approach to the environment that allows nature to break free from the dulling effects of strategic control and bring wonder back into our lives. Applying this thinking to the Church, Steve Aisthorpe imagines what might happen if we put less faith in our strategies and plans, which inevitably depend on our own capabilities and resources, and allow the Spirit to lead us beyond our capacity to imagine. Rewilding the Church explores afresh the compelling invitation of Jesus to ‘Follow me’ and the call to ‘throw off everything that hinders and entangles’. It poses provocative questions and issues a call to contribute to the great rewilding of the Church – and to be rewilded ourselves. The same human instincts that have disrupted our natural environment have also constrained and domesticated the Church and Rewilding the Church commends a rediscovery of the adventure of faith. Steve Aisthorpe is one the freshest and most original voices in the church today.
Although the environmental and physical effects of climate change have long been recognised, little attention has been given to the profound negative impact on mental health. Leslie Davenport presents comprehensive theory, strategies and resources for addressing key clinical themes specific to the psychological impact of climate change. She explores the psychological underpinnings that have contributed to the current global crisis, and offers robust therapeutic interventions for dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and other clinical mental health conditions resulting from environmental damage and disaster. She emphasizes the importance of developing resilience and shows how to utilise the many benefits of guided imagery and mindful presence techniques, and carry out interventions that draw on expert research into ecopsychology, wisdom traditions, earth-based indigenous practices and positive psychology. The strategies in this book will cultivate transformative, person-centred ways of being, resulting in regenerative lifestyles that benefit both the individual and the planet.