We know being outdoors can heal us - but why? How does it work? What is it about being outdoors that is therapeutic? Read more
A common theme among the people I have worked with over the years is that they feel themselves to be trapped in a paradox: they feel painfully aware of the ecological crises facing us but utterly unable to respond in a way that feels adequate. This often leads to frenetic action driven by fear, grief... Read more
A few months ago I wrote an article about ‘Climate Grief’. It created a bit of stir and led me to think more deeply about the impacts trauma might have on our ability to respond to ecological crises. As part of that exploration I came across an excellent piece on ‘Climate Trauma’ by Zhiwa Woodbury.... Read more
Words become inadequate at the boundary of new experience. They are so often the first and most obvious companion for a journey to the edge of Being, but sometimes they fail us. Read more
In this post Osbert Lancaster and I take a quick look at some of the ways outdoor experiences benefit us, society and the environment. We know that spending time outdoors is good for our health and well-being. But it also has other benefits that often get overlooked. Outdoor experiences can help us live more fulfilling... Read more
WWF Scotland has developed a programme where individuals encounter the natural world on its own terms with no link beyond your immediate surroundings. Read more
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Before I left the UK, I started work on an exciting new project based in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. Working with Rosie Walford, a long-time friend and colleague, we developed a strategic leadership project in response to the challenges identified in the 'State of the Gulf' reports. The project combines skilfully facilitated experiences... Read more