If we take care of nature, nature will take care of us

David Attenborough

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet, which I hope will be a comforting space for anyone with an interest in wildlife and self-care. I am currently studying Wildlife Conservation but have been running this blog since 2012. Over the years, it has gradually migrated from much more consumer-heavy content into these ways of life that I try to adopt as much as I can.

My key interests are ecopsychology, which encompasses nature connection & therapy including activities such as forest bathing, and the bond between humans and the earth, and ethnobiology, which is more specifically the study of the relationship between biota and humans, and plants’ and animals’ historical, cultural, magical, spiritual and medicinal properties.

I also care a lot about global sustainable development and, in particular, sexual health and wellbeing for everyone. Adequate, accessible and inclusive sex education has a huge part to play in sustainable development as well as basic human rights, and there is a lot of room for improvement in quality sex education across the world. In 2020 I qualified as a Level 4 Sex Educator and have already worked with the charity Sexpression, but hope to put my training to use in a conservation and sustainable development context in the future.

There is an immeasurable connection between mental health and connectedness to nature. Life is so loud; we are constantly bombarded by streams of information, usually negative, that it’s no wonder we often feel overwhelmed. This blog’s sole purpose is to remind you to spend more time in nature, to allow it to heal you, and to encourage you to learn more about its magic.

We cannot continue to see ourselves as separate from nature. Everything is connected, and we can gain so much from respecting what we do not understand.

The ability to be nudged by curiosity closer to the world, to lead first not with intellect but with wonder, is still within your reach.

Gary Ferguson, Eight Master Lessons of Nature