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Natural Love
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Natural Love

Valentine’s Day has become a consumerist explosion of teddy bears and restaurant offers, with so much obligation to ‘be romantic’ that many people feel resentful about celebrating at all. However, St Valentine’s Day was originally a more natural celebration, based around the day that medieval birdwatchers thought birds started mating. It was deemed a time … Continue reading

Duck Watching
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Duck Watching

No matter how grey the day, feeding the ducks always makes me smile. I find it fascinating watching the interplay between the ducks: some greedy, some bold, some aggressive and some taking a step back until the other ducks have become less frenzied. The ducks seem to have different personalities, and tiny stories play out … Continue reading

Naturally Mindful
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Naturally Mindful

Mindfulness is often touted as a way to relieve stress, enhance mood and generally boost health, and increasing amounts of evidence suggest that it can be beneficial. Different people find different things work for them. However, for me, nature offers lots of scope to lose myself in the present. If you’re looking to escape the whirr … Continue reading