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Jane Redfern
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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We can then look at society as a whole and contemplate on what has caused us to be in the situation we find ourselves in. We will then understand that our wellbeing is inseparable from others. We will recognise the need to expand our circle of compassion to include every being on this earth. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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One of the main things I have realised is that if we start taking care of ourselves – stopping overconsumption, walking instead of driving, eating fresh, locally grown, organic food - everything that is good for us is good for the earth too. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I’d like to give you some hope for the future. The climate crisis is possibly the best thing that could have happened to humans. It’s a wake-up call. Most of the adults in the world today have lived a life of over-consumption and lack of respect for Nature. They have been stealing your future and now they have to help you take it back. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Imagine, if you will, an alcoholic. In my years nursing, I know that if you explain to an alcoholic that drinking harms his health, relationships, and financial stability, that the vision of a dismal future will not scare him into quitting. The same for someone who smokes, or has any other addiction. You can nag them all you like about the damage they are inflicting on themselves, and maybe they will cut down for a few weeks or will promise to cut down with genuinely good intentions, but nothing will really change. In most cases, the level of their habit will remain the same or even get worse. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Are humans really mammals? Every other mammal on earth instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but humans do not. We move to an area, multiply until every natural resource is consumed, and the only way we can survive is to spread to another area. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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It would be interesting to know how far this plant will spread if everyone cares for the new plant they receive and pass on the seedlings that their plants produce too. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I found this fascinating book ‘The Story of Plants’ by J. Hutchinson and R. Melville at a car boot sale. Published in 1948, the authors wax lyrical about plastic and its benefits to the human race: “In the gradual development of civilisation, man has passed through a series of culture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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We must commit to our health. Recovering from Industrial Age brainwashing is like recovering from any major illness or injury and it requires a commitment to health. We must, at some point, make an active decision to relinquish the joys and privileges accorded to the emotional invalid. If we can embrace the changes in the world and learn to adapt to healthier, more natural lives we will be happy. This can be very threatening as a self-concept to people who are used to getting their needs met by being unhappy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Nature Speaks
This incredible short film shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Look at this picture. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Barney, the wildflowers, the ‘glorious’ sign. Now, look closer. Really zoom in. If you go close enough you’ll see that the picture is made up of thousands of little dots. Let’s imagine there are…say…3000 dots. Each one of those dots has a part to play and if the odd one were missing there would be a blip in the picture. The more dots that are missing in any given part of the picture the bigger the blip. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Intuition is our inner voice and that place of knowledge without reason that we all have access to. It is the bridge between the conscious and the unconscious, tying together what we know and what you feel to be true. Intuition, when cultivated, holds a strong power that can help you maximize your life. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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I absolutely loved today's Wild Art Wednesday! Thanks to everyone who came along. The idea behind Wild Art Wednesday is to get people thinking creatively while out in nature. Remember: You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have! So what is creativity? Creativity is defined... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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A letter in the current edition of The Woodland Trust's Broadleaf magazine gave me an idea. In the letter author Steve Biggs had planted a conker and grown a horse chestnut tree. The conker was collected on a day and in a place that had special meaning for Steve. In my mother's garden, there is a huge oak tree, one that has always been a part of my life. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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You'll find phthalates in food packaging, perfume, hair spray, deodorant, almost anything fragranced (from shampoo to air fresheners to laundry detergent), nail polish, insect repellent, carpeting, vinyl flooring, the coating on wires and cables, shower curtains, raincoats, plastic toys, and your car's steering wheel, dashboard, and gearshift. (When you smell that ‘new car’ or ‘new carpet’ smell you're smelling phthalates). Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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It’s great seeing a lot of the smaller businesses getting rid of packaging and it would be great to see more of the bigger businesses follow suit. Or would it? Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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For over 40 years the co-operative of Honeysuckle has been offering local, organic and fresh produce with an enormous range of whole foods, spices, and specialty groceries. Set up in July 1978 by four friends, it is still on the original site. I spoke to Member-worker Gemma Syrett-Judd who says the group chose the worker co-op model because they didn’t want to be a conventional business Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Finding a way to grow your own food makes you more conscious of what you’re eating, and it also offers massive nutritional benefits. Nutrient degradation occurs rapidly between when produce is picked and when it is eaten. The quicker you can eat your produce after it’s been harvested, the better it is for you. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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It’s amazing how simply looking at pictures of nature can lower your blood pressure and ease stress and mental fatigue. That is how powerful nature can be.So if you want to feel better, just get outside: Try gardening, heading to the local woodland or going for a bike ride. Outdoor exercise is the healthiest form of fitness – not only for the environment but for the soul. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Today, my mum wanted to go for a meal at the Swan Inn, in Pontfadog, near Llangollen. At first, I was going to suggest somewhere else – somewhere I knew offered vegan food (I knew the Swan usually offered a vegetarian option but not vegan). But, I knew my mum really wanted to go to the Swan so I decided to ask if they had milk alternatives so that I could at least have a coffee, and to ask about the chips and whether they were vegan (a lot of places will cook sausages etc in the same fat as the chips). Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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In Bodh Gaya, India, there is an old Bodhi tree that shades the very spot where the Buddha is believed to have sat in meditation on the night of his enlightenment. Close by is a raised walking path about seventeen steps in length, where the Buddha mindfully paced up and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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We all at some time have devoted time and energy into trying to change other people. We often try and deny this tendency and try and convince ourselves and others that we really just accept people as they are. We hide reality from ourselves and others. At other times we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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In Aboriginal culture, when you ask someone, "How are you?" it is understood that you are enquiring not just about the person in front of you, but also about their ancestors and family too. They take the question seriously because wellbeing does not relate solely to an individual, it relates... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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In the middle of the last century Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung gave practical advice for remedying our loss of contact with Nature which was not that different to the advice given today: to live in small communities; to work a shorter day and week; to have a plot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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This magical, marvelous food we put on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey. It leaves a footprint. It leaves a legacy. To eat with reckless abandon, without conscience, without knowledge...just isn't natural. Fresh produce bought at the Llynclys Hall Farm Shop.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Nature Speaks
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Do you really believe the illusion that you exist by yourself, and are a separate being in the universe? So many people think that they are self-made and their path to success was down to them and them alone. In order to maintain this illusion we have to forget the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Nature Speaks