Welcome to your virtual nature retreat!

These short posts curated from my Instagram feed are my musings on a life way connected with nature, which I hope inspire your own sensory nature experiences. (Be sure to connect with me on Instagram to get these posts more regularly.)

I know you are busy. But I invite you to slow down, savour the moment and allow the beauty that surrounds you to revive and nurture your soul.

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Bless the Water

Today is World Water Day and as I am typing, I’m sipping on some sweet spring water feeling so grateful for this clean source of earth filtered water – rich in nutrients, wild and alive, free from chlorine, fluoride and PVC pipe leached chemicals – a true gift from nature…

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Equinox Forest Bathing

To celebrate this Equinox I took to the forest with 5 incredible women to guide them in a Forest Bathing experience. We were soon quite literally bathing because of the heavy rainfall but one thing I have noticed is that heavy rain may sound foreboding when…

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Goodbye 30’s

Well goodbye 30’s. We had an awesome decade together – being pregnant, sweetly birthing two babies and devoting most of our time to raising them. Indeed most of our time together has been immersed in the trenches of motherhood, as it will continue to be even…

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My Neo-aboriginals

My two #neoaboriginals scaling a cliff face in bare feet is a moment of both trepidation and enormous joy. I so admire their fearlessness and capabilities yet the protector in me has a duty and desire to keep them safe. Scrapes and scratches are inevitable but…

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Drenched!

This isn’t a fancily posed or typically instaworthy photo. But this is what my life does look like sometimes. Drenched. And happy. My daughter took this pic this morning after I came in from almost an hour outside in the rain. The non-stop rain. While there is loads of…

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Taking a break

Been feeling whimsical like this sky. Took some time away from social media, computer and work to spend days at the river with my children, soaking up my full spectrum vitamin D and all the other super nutrients that come with nature immersion. It’s what I want to…

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Water, water everywhere!

A weekend of springs and rivers. I am so blessed. I am so grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you nature island. 💦🙏🏾💙 Water is sacred, water is powerful, water is beautiful, water is healing, water is cleansing, water is purifying, water is special, water is blissful, water is…

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Fire Energy

Working with the energy of fire today – building and cooking with fire, hot sun fire and hot water fire. HOT and POWERFUL. So much inspiration And creative fire that I had to pause to take some notes. Tending the fire was quite labor intensive and I experienced both…

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Inspiring wildness

The more wild and uncivilized I can be, the better chances of me being a healthy, happy human whose presence on the planet is regenerative rather than exploitative. I have a long way to go but each step towards living indigenously in relationship with…

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Dinosaur Teeth

My daughter found this on our walk to the river. Looks like a set of dinosaur teeth!! The fact that it’s from the bark of a tree is still cool though -some serious defenses here. Would love to know more about its evolutionary journey. There is always so much to learn…

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Naked in Nature

“It is time to fold back the layers of defense and experience the world in a new and raw manner. Breaking the shackles of domestication sometimes requires something bold. I suggest that spending time in nature exactly the way you entered this world is one strategy…

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Walk on the Wild Side

Moments from forest bathing this afternoon. Noticing small flowers, collecting spring water with gratitude, barefoot walking, interacting with plants, enjoying the vast views… Reviving my energy, clearing my mind, cultivating awareness, opening my senses, enjoying the…

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Naked sun time

See my bikini on the rocks? Yup that means I’m getting some naked sun time. So don’t come closer unless you are comfortable with this natural wild state of being. The sun needs to saturate my whole body, not just the parts deemed socially appropriate…

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Flower to Fruit

From blossom to bud, from flower to fruit. Nature has a way to make the function of producing food (which is miraculous enough as it is) into a work of art and magic. These fruits are little treasures for us to find among prickly bushes. Foraging doesn’t…

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Seasonal, Local, Wild

Patience. Natures timing is the right timing. Forget the force ripened foods -we need to eat seasonally, locally, wildly. I remember a retreat I was part of where the organizers were freaking out that we could not get avocados because it was essential to their dish…

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Why we forage food

To be connected to a season, a bioregion, wild landscapes and the food it offers is such richness. It feels like we have a privilege that was once the norm in a much deeper way and yet has been so forgotten. We are remembering. Accessing even small amounts of this…

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Always smell the roses

No matter what else is going on, if the rain is pouring, if I’m late for a meeting, if the children are calling, if the kettle is whistling, no matter what, I will always stop to smell the roses. So often we miss the beauty and sensory enhancing capacities of our world because…

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Love is the Fuel

If you have any love for this beautiful planet we live upon and within, it is a heartbreaking time to be alive right now. If your circle of compassion is wide enough to include people outside those of your friends and family, to other species, life forms and…

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A Rewilding day

A gorgeous afternoon of #rewilding, #foraging adventures. A few days ago at the river (see my last post on roasting breadfruit) I spotted what looked like oyster #mushrooms on a tree. It was the first time I’d seen them in the #wild so I took photos, asked…

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When life gives you breadfruit…

When my neighbour gave us a breadfruit this morning and the weather looked bright it was the perfect reason to walk up to the river and get some naked sun time in while building a fire to roast our lunch! Great dose of #wildelements to support our health, experiential…

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Naturegasmic Sunset

Naturegasmic sunset!! The sky, sun and clouds got out their best colours last night for a magnificent show that turned the sky orange, crimson, violet, fuschia, with pale and dark blues. Even the sand glowed red in the reflection of the sky! I was so blessed to have enjoyed this…

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Shapes of Nature

I’m awed that ackee looks like my lungs! Nature has some incredible shapes and patterns and uses them in a variety of different places. Ever reflect on how much a tree looks like your spinal cord and brain or how veins in leaves look like our own capillary…

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Take a Mud Bath

So after the kids had their fun in the mud puddle I got my mud on in the mud pools at Ti Kwen Glo Cho – my beloved hot water spot. Slavering this soft oozy mud all over my body is a primal awakening. I feel so connected to and cared for by the Earth. I’m rejuvenated on all levels…

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Play in the Mud!

‘Can we play in the mud puddle mummy?’ I was delighted to say yes! As well as being great fun, this is a valuable health practice. Kids need to play in the soil, taking in all the immune boosting bacterium that the body needs. Modern life with its antibacterial everything…

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How GOOD can you feel?

The morning after. The full moon last night was ecstatically awesome. I had such a magical experience in the mud pools and hot tubs close to my home. I remember living in the city and following the moon through tower blocks to get a good view, standing next to a

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Live Your Nature!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT my friends. After 12 years of using Onelove Livity as my biz name I’ve felt the need to make a change. I feel very liberated and excited by this new name which captures the essence of what I’ve been living and sharing for so many…

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There is always a sunrise

I need no coffee to awaken me in the morning, just give me a fresh breeze and the sunrise. May your day be blessed with the abundance of natures gifts and may you take the moments of silent gratitude to appreciate them. Whatever is happening in life, the sun…

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Nature thrives regardless

Nature is just so freakin awesome. This seed landed between two rocks on a dry riverbed with no soil and STILL IT GROWS!!! What an awesome lesson of resilience, tenacity and thriving regardless of circumstances. If this seed can do it then so can we.

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Collecting Wild Water

Collecting a drinking spring water is a big priority for me this year onwards. Our home water is from a very fresh source but still has chlorine sporadically put in it so I want to ensure that I’m drinking wild water only. We are blessed to have 3 springs within walking…

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A view for the soul

The view from yesterdays barefoot hike! This is on segment 3 of the national trail where I do my Forest Bathing experiences. It’s always worth the climb to have vistas like this! Lush green mountains to open the heart, inspire the mind and nourish the…

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Seeking Sunshine

Seeking out the sunshine! It’s been a rainy few months and so I’m soaking in as much sun as I can.My wild living goals for 2017 include lots of time in relationship to the sunlight and so dishes have to stay in the sink and sorting laundry will be done on rainy days only…

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Barefoot hike

This is not just another barefoot in nature moment, I’m celebrating a milestone of doing my first full barefoot hike! 👏🏽 We walked about 2 hours in total and my feet traversed terrains of rocks, grass and mud gleefully barefoot. I was way slower than the rest of the…

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Tree Connection Bliss

The bliss after 10 minutes with a tree! I chose a sprawling tangerine tree in my back garden to connect with. I sat and watched the tree, wondering why it does not bear fruit and if it no longer has much life in it. I then saw new shoots on it which surprised me…

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Nature connected menstruation

Every month I return my blood back to the Earth. I know that some people won’t want to see this picture and I’ve hesitated so much to post it but I think as women we need to get real and deeply connected to our cycles. stuffing our bodies with toxic tampons…

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The colour of love

Feeling the love from nature in the forest. Green is the colour corresponding to the heart chakra so we feel a beautiful heart opening when immersed in the natural world. Have you ever noticed how many heart-shaped leaves there are? It’s like nature is showing us…

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Sacred Spring

Sacred water springs forth from the Earth, vibrant and wild. We are blessed to be able to drink from this pure source so close to home. Grateful for all the water protectors at Standing Rock for making the world more aware of this precious gift, our birthright that needs…

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Nature makes no waste

In the forest one of our favourite things to do is find trees that are recycling themselves into soil and dig into the process. It’s amazing to see all the fungi and microorganisms that are participating in this highly intelligent, life-giving process. Nature produces no…

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What do you see?

Can you see the little leaf face with his leaf hat? Spotted this on my Forest Bathing walk where we were walking slowly, meditatively and opening the senses to discover previously unseen things in the natural world and within.
Look closely for entrances…

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We are Dynamic!

Wow the weather here has been intense this week. So much rain but the lightning storm a few nights ago was incredible. Here’s my edits of the best bits. I’ve loved the energy of storms since I was a kid and I remember watching them with my mum at the window…

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Tree hugging kids

I went on an amazingly rejuvenating Forest Bathing walk with these two beings this afternoon. As soon as we began the trail it started to rain. We could have easily just turned back but we decided to continue and see what would happen. So glad we did…

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Notice the Details

Looking at the small details of nature is one of my most enjoyable nature practices.
Noticing the small details of nature can actually shift our perspective in a big way. Often we are so busy we miss the incredible little interactions happening in nature that…

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Soul Medicine

My perfect view every morning when I visit the patch of lemongrass to gather for tea.
I give thanks for the privilege of witnessing such beauty. It’s soul medicine that soothes my heartbreak as so much of nature (including human life) is being destroyed…

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Web of Life

We had just finished breakfast when out of the corner of my eye I saw the glint of a spider web spun between some plants and a wire about 4ft above it. I immediately jumped up in excitement, showed my children and we went over to investigate this…

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Darkness & Light

I wanted to spend time in the dark with my family to watch the stars as we’ve had some amazingly clear nights recently. Just as light was fading we decided to create an impromptu fire to keep us warm while we star gazed.
My daughter and I…

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Right place, right time

How cool is this? I spotted these newly hatched insects this morning in the bush. I find things like these so exciting and I was glad my daughter was awake so I could share it with her. Reminded me that so many of the lovely things in nature and life are found…

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Nature’s Affirmations

“So meet me in the streets
In the dark, in your bare feet
Meet in a place like your heart
Drop a phat beat
Wind begins to blow
It’s a sweet validation
Nature has her signs
And they’re clear affirmations”
Sweet synchronicity at…

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Emerald Pool

With the weather hot, hot, hot, what better way to cool down than a trip to the Emerald Pool. Keeyah and Amarii were super excited as they have not been for over a year and were keen to see what bits they remembered. Embarking on the 5-minute trail to the pool we…

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Radiance

I awoke in time to see the sunrise this morning. Feeling filled with this radiant energy the two flowers that stood out the most on my nature walk were this beautiful dew-decorated hibiscus and the gorgeous pumpkin flower giving off beauty as…

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River Rejuvenation

Enjoyed this awesome river spot for the first time today. Beautiful clear water with some deep parts for a good swim. The great thing about being out in nature like this is that it’s rejuvenating for us adults while the little people are having a great time…

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Pink Locks!

I got myself a new pink locks hairstyle this morning on the nature walk! Thanks to this fun and fabulous cat tail/ chenille plant/Acalypha hispida.
Nature connection can be a fun, playful, whimsical, enjoyable experience.
There’s a lot to be…

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A Blessing Bowl

My friend recently invited us to share her journey to Bali through her images and story. I was really inspired by what she shared about the number of offerings and blessings that are given daily by millions of women there and the impact it has on the vibration…

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Universe in a Leaf

Woah. Saw this incredible leaf on my nature meditation walk this morning. The universe in a leaf!
I so enjoy the extra perception that nature brings both with physical senses and my more intuitive senses. Today I give thanks for…

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Blissful Flower Meditation

These beautiful flowers were love notes from nature today, soothing and opening my heart. Look closely and you’ll see that the middle flower, which was drooped over and invited me to it hold up, has a heart shaped stamen – I was in awe!
The colours, textures…

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Golden Glow

Oooh that special golden moment of the day ~ it never gets old. Such a joy to be sitting in the garden, look up and see this radiance reflected all around. The tree seemed to embody even more life energy in this last flash of sunrays and danced in the glow…as did I.

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Natural Mandalas

Spirals, swirls and mandalas fill our universe from galaxies to our DNA. So wondrous to observe these patterns appearing everywhere in nature and, whilst appreciating the beauty of this mushroom, being shown once again that everything is interconnected.

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Look Down

Look down, get low to the ground. Absorb and delight in the details of nature and give thanks for the wonders of creation. There is Divine magic here on Earth waiting patiently for us to notice. This coral looking fungi reminds me that land and sea have…

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Tree Giraffes

These awesome trees looked like giraffes to me. It was fun to imagine for a while they were long limbed creatures walking graceful past me. Such beauty and joy in the forest. It only takes a few minutes of forest bathing for the stress of the world to be released…

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Transformation

Transformation. I’ve been contemplating the process of transformation. It is the theme I chose for myself this year and in a full moon ceremony I attended last week it was the word I chose from a bag of 100 random words. No coincidences.

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Coal Pot

Coal pot cooking on the step outside my kitchen. This pot is full of rice for the little puppies I’m fostering and trying to find homes for (see my pic a few days ago). When it cools down I’ll add some puppy chow and go up the hill to feed them.
Praying with the…

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The Story of Earth

“In the beginning, there was no Earth, or any Sun to warm it. Our Solar System, with its glowing central star and varied planets and moons, is a relative newcomer to the cosmos – a mere 4.567 billion years old. A lot had to happen before our world could…

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Everyday Miracle

Did you enjoy the miracle of your day today? These are intense times. Many of us are full with personal obligations, goals and worries. And there is so much to be concerned and fearful about in the world. And yet if we have eyes to see even a blade of grass and…

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Ebb and flow

Ebb and flow. Inhale and exhale. These constant movements of life on Earth. As we breathe, the entire Earth breathes, flows and moves. It’s all connected. We are all connected. Been reminded of this in so many different ways this week and am enjoying…

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The Way of the Ecopreneur

The view from my women’s business development meeting. Surrounded by lapping waves, warm sunshine, sea breeze and enjoying the sweet hospitality of the Anchorage Hotel ~ the perfect recipe for holistic business in harmony with nature. Today we discussed…

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The Fungi Farmacy

“Once you are aware of the wonder and beauty of the earth, you will want to learn about it” Rachel Carson. 🌍 A quote from a true pioneer of nature love and connection. 💚 And there is so much to learn about nature on all levels. I mean I like to just feel out…

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Mango Mania!

Huge mangoes happening here!! Oh my goodness I love mango season. Spent the afternoon cutting our harvest from the weekend and storing in the freezer for smoothies. Fave blend at the moment is mango, pineapple, frozen banana and coconut milk ~ truly divine…

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I AM Dynamic, Magical & Wild!

This morning my daughter told me we each had to pick 3 of the ‘I AM Nature’ affirmation cards. I drew out this combination – I AM Dynamic, I AM Magical, I AM Wild. In truth I felt none of these things…At that moment I felt tired and highly domesticated. But I said…

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Sunshine of the Garden

Our marigold flowers are the life and joy of our garden spreading their yellow sunshine rays while deeply rooted in the Earth. They self seed and are wildly scattered everywhere we look, providing beauty and a welcome food source for the honeybees and…

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I AM Nurturing

So today my ‘I AM Nature’ Affirmation Card was ‘I AM Nurturing. So as the afternoon was waning, I went into the garden to have some nature connection time and feel into this quality. I began breathing in the nurturing, rich air all around me, looking at the dance of the…

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An Invitation From Nature

Me with my creations! Just 9 more days of crowdfunding to bring this message from nature out into the world! I hope you’ll come on over to take a look and offer your support! If you haven’t heard me talk about them already – the ‘I AM Nature Affirmation’ Cards are…

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Look up!

‘Then I look at you and the world’s alright with me. Just one look at you and I know it’s gonna be, a lovely dayyyyyyyy!’ 💙 this is the beauty of the sky as I stepped out to gather herbs this morning. Totally gorgeous and inspiring. Made me smile, dance and sing that…

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Full Moon Summer Solstice

Ready to welcome the full moon as it rises over the mountain behind our garden tonight. The crystals are gonna get super charged! We will drum and pray and give thanks. And we will definitely choose some ‘I AM Nature’ affirmation cards…

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I AM Magical

Full Moon Summer Solstice – a truly magical combination. This is a card from the deck of ‘I AM Nature’ Affirmation Deck Cards. The ‘I AM Nature’ cards deliver a positive affirmation that is both true about our inner nature and the world around us. They show us how deeply…

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The Colours of Nature

The colours of nature. 💚💛❤️ Found these three leaves just outside the house. Their colours were just too perfect for me not to make them pose for a photo! Offering beauty in each stage of their transformation. Give thanks for the wisdom of nature. 💚💛❤️

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Happy Fathers Day

This is the ‘Father’ waterfall of the twin falls at Trafalgar Falls, Dominica. I’m sending this out with love to all the fathers around the world. May you know your awesome strength and celebrate the majesty of your role. Stay nature connected for your true…

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Know Your Roots in Nature

When my ancestors were brought to the Caribbean their enslavers had a clear strategy to keep them under control – make them forget who they were. So they divided families and made sure their languages were forgotten. Dances, clothing, cultural practices…

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Nature is Life Giving!

New life! I planted this banana plant last year and it grew tall and beautiful, nourished with all the bush tea and leftover coconut milk I threw out of the kitchen window! But then it got infected with Black Sigatoka and and we had to cut off leaf after leaf…

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Magical Raspberry

Foraging for wild raspberries is a favourite sport for my kiddos. Keeyah was fascinated to get this one spherical segment of the fruit. Such magic in the details of nature. I love that she finds things like this fascinating and runs to share them with me – we have so much…

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Leaf Lungs

These leaves are so amazing. We were looking close up at their big veins and their shape and I was sharing with my daughter Keeyah how much they look like lungs and indeed they are our lungs – contributing the air we breathe in every moment – so…

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Mystical tree creature & guard

This uprooted tree has made me smile for the last few weeks…the roots were crammed inside a ruined building and so it came out in this rectangular shape that is so uncommon in nature. (In fact part of the reason nature is so healing and restorative to us is…

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Children of the Moonlit Waters

Ah! Let me tell you about last night. We were soaking in the hot sulphur waters into the late evening enveloped by the sounds of nature – the orchestra of night creatures blended with the river running by with melodic calmness. As the sky became darker…

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Affirm, Connect, Give Thanks!

Playing around in the garden yesterday with my ‘I AM Nature’ Affirmation Cards. Got plenty of pics to share over the next few days with mostly the same message – love yourself, enjoy nature, give thanks! ❤️🌳🙏🏾 It’s a simple recipe for wellness and…

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Cocoa Champion

So at lunch time my son tells me that there is a cocoa pod in the tree that he must get before he eats. He tried knocking it down with his Harry Potter broomstick that I made him but it was not tall enough. So I stepped in with a giant bamboo to knock it down…

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Sunshine for the Brain

After a week of intense rain it feels so good to have the sun shining down on us again ☀️ I’m grateful for the miracle of the rain and the blessed waters but I enjoy the contrast and I revel in the sunshine. My brain totally works and thinks differently depending on…

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‘I AM Nature’ Celebration

Stop. Wait. before you scroll on I need share my celebration mood with you 🎉
The ‘I AM Nature’ Affirmation Cards now have a fully functioning crowdfunding page! This beautiful deck of cards offers you affirmations and images that reflect…

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Misty Mountain Musing

It’s been a rainy, misty few days and I’ve been working on the big launch of my crowdfunding campaign the ‘I AM Nature’ affirmation cards whilst listening to the sounds of raindrops and lashings of Nahko Bear, Saritah and Rising Appalachia. So grateful…

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Stop, marvel & be fascinated

Let’s not just walk past and say it’s a ‘nice flower’. Let’s stop and marvel and be fascinated and awed. 💜 Let’s share our amazement and rejoice in the wonder of the natural world that we inhabit. 🌍 Let’s excite our minds with talk of stardust turning into petals

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Eating local

Breakfast at the sit spot. It’s not a fancy bowl of carefully chopped fruits, arranged artfully with superfoods sprinkled on top. But eating these 3 simple fruits means so much to me. They are all local ~ the papaya came from this back garden whilst the…

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Rain Dancers

Something I am working on is giving my children more autonomy. Stepping back and letting them make as many choices for themselves as possible. So when they were out playing in the garden and I saw it raining heavily, instead of calling them…

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Soil Soothes the Soul

Putting your hands in the soil has to be one of the most nurturing and stress relieving remedies on Earth. Well literally IN the Earth! Last week I was on the computer way more than usual and was feeling super agitated. I realized I needed to get outside…

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Orgasmic Sky

Had a bit of an orgasmic moment with the sky this evening! I was just coming in from some positive vibes in the garden and feeling good and then it got even better!! Wow! This blows me away, so magical and amazing, nature’s art is a wonder…

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The Sacred Flame

We long for fire. When a fire is lit we feel the energy of it in our ancestral memory. That fire represents community, a gathering, ceremony, ritual, storytelling, nurturing, our most basic necessity for warmth and safety and is an element that enabled us…

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In my Element

I’m literally ‘in my element’ in water. Water, in balance, is life giving, cleansing, refreshing, healing and endlessly fascinating. It is useful in all its forms flowing effortlessly between states of liquid, solid and gas and yet it defies the rules of this shape shifting…

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Celebrating Earth

4.6 Billion Years ago a new form was birthed into the Universe. Gravity gathered elements from the bellies of stars and spun them together into a special sphere that could move through space and time. That original form, more than any baby, evolved…

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Remembering our Tribe

We went tribal at the river today after finding a big lump of sulphur mud. So much fun to paint our bodies and tap into the ritual of our ancestors and many existing indigenous people. The children took to it so naturally, they totally remembered how it’s done!

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Perfect Timing

My Mothers Day gift from Mother Nature. I’ve been watching these beauties slowly ripening and waiting for that perfect time to pick these lower ones – when they’ve had enough time to ripen on the tree and yet not get pecked by birds…

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Beyond Vitality

Beautiful new moon afternoon and evening spent at @beyondvitality nature camp. Bonding with my earthy community, children played, mamas talked, papas built fire, did nature affirmations, drummed, prayed, loved and gave thanks to sweet…

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A Nature Home

Sitting at the edge of a forest watching in active meditation at this rich ecosystem. I noticed this little home in the tree. I say home rather than hole because it is home to some creature, maybe a crab or snake. Maybe it’s home to fungi and worms, maybe…

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Thank-you!

I thank-you in advance for reading this. I’ve been giving thanks for everything recently – even more than usual.
And it’s incredible. Gratitude is an essential, yet often neglected, life practice. Gratitude is a state of thankfulness, appreciation and…

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Nature’s children

“Mummy look we found a birds nest on the way home. It must have blown down from the tree so we picked it up and we will put it in the garden for another bird. Mummy isn’t it beautiful? Look they even used some red thread. Birds are clever I love their nests…

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