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Sit and be...

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Sit and be…
I feel the anger, grief and fear
But know joy, love and compassion are also here.
This cacophony of feelings that come and go
Are telling me what I need to know.
What I need to know about what’s going on inside,
And, yes there are times I want to hide.
Hide from the feelings enveloping me
To lock them out and throw away the key.
But then they come again knocking at the door
Telling me not to ignore
The fear, the grief anger and pain,
The guilt and the deep d…

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What can the falling leaves teach us?


Last night we had a Tree Wisdom live session with myself, Mark, Lyn and Marie.

This was the start of the Winter season.

It crystallised some recent thoughts and feelings and I felt like capturing this in a poem this morning.

Thank you to Lyn, Marie and Mark for the part you played in this.

And of course to the falling leaves.


Watching the leaves fall

Do you have time to watch the leaves fall?

Last year they taught me about grace. And I could try to be graceful. Inside as well as out.


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What can ecosystems teach us (part 2)?


This is the second and final part reflecting on what ecosystems can teach us.

In the first part I reflected on how ecosystems develop in their own unique way over a period of time, starting with pioneer species (read more).

I will use another part of ecosystems to help us with our own reflections.


Keystone Species

These have been made famous (in certain circles anyway!) with the story of the return of the wolves to Yellowstone and how this one change caused the ecosystem to change dramati…

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What can ecosystems teach us (part 1) ?


Lyn has been working on the TreeJourney and has been working on a new 'module' around the Ecosystem (because trees are both an ecosystem in their own right, part of a bigger ecosystem AND interact with other ecosystems).

When I was reading her material there were aspects that I wanted to explore but would make the module too big.

Mark suggested I share as a blog article. I thought that would be fun so here goes!

Ecosystems develop and grow in their own unique way

I find it helpful to rec…

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Grow the naturebeing movement to a park (or natural space) near you!

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Would you like more people to spend time enjoying your park or natural space?
(and some might become volunteers)

Is reconnecting to nature really important for you?

If so, and you would like to be part of a movement to support this becoming a regular practice for everyone, Alex Papworth, the founder of naturebeing would like to hear from you.

Alex had this bright idea one day when he saw a parkrun group in Oak Hill park and thought 'wouldn't it be great if there was a parkrun for nature …

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