November rose

The view from the olive tree: ecotherapy for better mental health

The dark summer This summer I've discovered how a family going through emotional stress can be healed by their garden space. I need to be matter-of-fact about the next bit as it is not the focus of this piece but is necessary for the overall content and is the reason this blog has been quiet … Continue reading The view from the olive tree: ecotherapy for better mental health

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30 Days Wild: Days 9 to 20 – struggles to maintain momentum

Maintain momentum I made a commitment to complete 30 Days Wild and that’s what I’m going to do. For me, a key part of the scheme is to get oneself into the habit of connecting to nature daily. However, when it’s a conscious thing to do initially, you have to maintain momentum to get that … Continue reading 30 Days Wild: Days 9 to 20 – struggles to maintain momentum

Garden shame: the reality of home improvements on a budget

As I mention in my About page, my garden will feature on the Wild Happy Well blog. I've put off writing about it for a little while as, to be honest, I'm a bit ashamed of it... Our garden is not the blissful natural space I hope for it to be someday. Here, I open … Continue reading Garden shame: the reality of home improvements on a budget