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Jane Redfern Jones
Where we are and what we have in our lives is based upon the fears that we have allowed to control our lives.
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On a bike ride with my daughter at the weekend, I was riding my bike up a very steep hill. A jogger coming towards me called out, “You’re doing well! Keep going!” I replied that I wasn’t going to make it to the halfway point, never mind the top. It then immediately struck me that I was letting my mind limit what I could achieve. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Nature Speaks
Wild Art Therapy helps us connect our thoughts and feelings with the restorative flow of Earth's wisdom. Most of us have grown up in a society that has become detached from the natural world. We find ourselves going in circles trying to manage our symptoms without really finding the root... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Wild Art Therapy
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Spider webs are finely-tuned instruments and the information sent along the silken strands is controlled by adjusting tension and stiffness, very much like when we tune a guitar or violin. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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There is nothing to stop you being an artist in the outdoors. If we allow our bodies and minds to access what nature has to offer then there is only healing to be found. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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Watching my daughters learn lists of words and paragraphs of text parrot fashion for tests leaves me asking ‘What’s the point?’ Our education system today is failing us and our children because our industrial age models of learning don’t prepare us for our rapidly changing world. Nor do they teach us the things we need to be extraordinarily happy, free, healthy, and fulfilled. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. The moments that I feel the most imbued with a sense of awe are always the moments when I am outdoors. I can't help but feel a certain sense of wonder - I become almost filled with it. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Nature Speaks
Absolutely. Humans perceive, react and think with a vast collection of neurons networked to the external world. It's a fallacy that we only have five senses - we actually have over twenty. All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. Yes, we are nature. Alan Lightman once said, "The material of the doomed stars and the material of my doomed body are actually the same material. Literally the same atoms… It is astonishing but true that if I could attach a small tag to each of the atoms of my body and travel with them backward in time, I would find that those atoms originated in particular stars in the sky. Those exact atoms."
Toggle Commented May 25, 2018 on Sometimes a change is all you need at Nature Speaks
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A teacher friend of mine recently told me a story about a school inspector who when visiting a primary school, found the children copying pictures of ducks out of a book when a duck pond was in full view outside the window. This got me thinking about the importance of art in our lives and how it is influenced by nature. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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Sitting in A&E with an unwell relative and the prospect of a four-hour wait gave me time for thinking and reflection. In the packed waiting room my eyes came to rest on a lady who appeared to be drunk but most of the time she sat with her head on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Nature Speaks
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at LoveArtGlobal
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I have an invisible friend. His name is Norman. His job is to help me do things I might struggle to do myself. For example, I’m in my car and driving into town. It’s busy and it could be difficult to park. But, I never have any problem getting a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. “By the time it came to the edge of the forest, the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and being grown up, it did... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. Warren Buffett. If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got. Julie reminded me of the truth of that statement. Julie was feeling depressed. She worked... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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After about three hours climbing Snowdon along the Pyg Track, the coffee and rest at the top were greatly appreciated. I decided to head back down the Miners’ Track but felt that the challenging walk was made even more difficult by the burden of my heavy backpack. Like many things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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I’ve always enjoyed horse riding. When I was younger I particularly enjoyed pony trekking when we would ride all day. In the summer there would often be forty or more of us saddling up and heading into the Berwyn Mountains. One day, when I was a teenager, there was a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Nature Speaks
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