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Journey Notes

Mindfulness Grounding Exercise

By maria |

No matter where you are you, you can sometimes feel off balance and flighty. Brief Exercise This is a quick and easy and you can do this anywhere. Simply follow these steps in your minds eye. Imagine that you are sat leaning against a large old tree. Allow this sensation to come to you, if…

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A sense of renewal

By maria |

A brand new year always brings a sense of reflection and a host goals, resolutions or of things to do. This year has a sense of renewal. I have feelings of release and letting go. To peel back all the trimmings and create space and awareness. I want to connect back to the source, the…

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A Kipling Poem

By maria |

A poem by Rudyard Kipling  The way through the woods   They shut the road through the woods, Seventy years ago, Weather and rain have undone it again,   And know you would never know there was once a road through the woods, before they planted trees. Is is underneath the coppice and heath, and the thin anemones only…

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Beech Tree

Interesting Tree Traits

By maria |

Loving Nature, its spirit and teachings I have been reading a lot about trees and nature. Their wisdoms, myths, legends and folk lore as well healing properties and spirits of trees and nature. In this process I came across an article written by Neil Baldwin on tree traits and which tree you resonate with and…

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Beech Tree

Natures Lessons

By maria |

Nature has so much to teach us Plants, trees, the tides of the sea, moon cycles all influence and teach us lessons about living, if only we stop to listen.  Nature and Forest Therapy is something that I can been exploring and expanding my work into over recent years. A big lesson that I have…

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My Wild Heart

By maria |

What is buried deep inside that is ready to be set free? What needs to be unleashed to truly step into who I am?   These are questions that I have often asked myself over the years. Exploring these questions and even the words “wild heart” in many different ways as enabled me to look…

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Today I asked my body what she needed

By maria |

Today I came across this beautiful poem today by Hollie Holden so thought that I would share this with you   Today I Asked My Body What She Needed… Today I asked my body what she needed, Which is a big deal Considering my journey of Not Really Asking That Much. I thought she might…

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Beech Tree

Beech Tree Flower Essence

By maria |

The Beech tree has many benefits including flower essences The Beech tree The tree itself is known in legend as the mother of the woods. It forms deep shady woods. Their thick leaves create layer upon layer of canopies They can grow up to 140 feet hight with a canopy of 130 feet and trunks…

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Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

By maria |

Home is where the heart is You will have heard the expression “home is where the heart is” and I have to say that this could not be a truer statement. Home is the comfort within our own being, our true essence and deep peaceful connection within our own hearts. It’s the place where there…

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Grounding

Forest Bathing Therapy

By maria |

Shinrin Yoku Shinrin Yoku or otherwise known Forest Bathing, Forest Therapy or Nature Therapy. Mindfulness in Nature. (There are many names for the medicine of being in the forest)   I have just come back from a few days in the forests of South Devon that run along side the River Dart.  It has been…

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