My Moment of Nature Connection

It shouldn't be hard to reconnect with nature. All we need to do is to start looking and listening. This video was made without planning, I just wanted to share what I had seen and heard with our audience to demonstrate how simple and accessible it is to reconnect with nature. Anyone can do it, everyone should do it. I encourage everyone to take time out of their busy lives to spend on their own, immersed in nature.

You can get more FREE resources to get reconnected with nature by visiting our website:

We also host courses in Nature Connection, Mindfulness in the Woods, Forest Bathing and Bushcraft Skills. If you would like to know more, just go to:

#natureconnection #birdwatching #wellbeing

Mindfulness in Nature: Using Animal Senses

I show how animals in the woods can inspire us to engage all our senses when experiencing the natural world through mindfulness. These are techniques you can use yourself whilst exploring the outdoors. Let's explore; owl eyes, deer ears, badger nose, squirrel fingers and adder tongue.

Presented by Counsellor, Life Coach and Mindfulness in the Woods Practitioner, Lea Kendall from Woodland Classroom.

To find out more about my Mindfulness in the Woods events and my other work just go to:

Mindfulness in Nature: A Walk in Winter

I give you 8 activities that you can do yourself to practise mindfulness whilst out enjoying a walk in nature.

In this video I take a walk through the countryside in winter after a heavy snowfall. You don’t need snow to practise mindfulness in the outdoors though, these techniques can be used at anytime of year, whatever the weather.

Presented by Counsellor, Life Coach and Mindfulness in the Woods Practitioner, Lea Kendall from Woodland Classroom.

Couple Seeks Freedom by Downsizing & Living on a Boat

Anna and Kath are a UK couple who work full time in London. In 2016 they downsized their life from a 1-bedroom apartment down to a narrow boat which they live and travel on, full-time, with their 2 cats, Munchkin and Alice.

When their boat is moored, they have access to water and electricity; and when they’re cruising the canals of England and the UK, they have solar panels to trickle charge their batteries and keep things like the fridge and TV running.

They have a multi fuel stove for heat, and an extra radiator in the bedroom although they rarely use it because the stove heats the tiny house so well.

They have a 500 litre water tank for their fresh water needs, and are hoping to invest in a composting toilet so they don’t have to use chemicals in their current cassette toilet.

Anna and Kath have found that they get to spend more time together, and they spend less money now that they’ve adopted a simpler, more minimalist lifestyle.

They still work full-time in London but are working to transition to a digital nomad situation with revenue from their YouTube channel, The Narrowboat Experience, by selling Annamarie’s paintings, and with support on Patreon.

2 Years Living & Traveling in a Van Changed The Course of His Life

We met up with Simon to chat about his 2-year van life trip but we didn’t expect to find out that it had changed the course of his entire life.

Instead of returning to so-called “normal” life after his 2-year trip as planned, Simon is making long term travel his permanent lifestyle and has several large scale travel adventures planned.

First up is a 5-year plan to buy and fix up a used sailboat to try his hand at the liveaboard lifestyle. He wants to sail around the world with some backpacking and motorcycle travel in between.

During his two years on the road, Simon went through one relationship breakup and several mechanical breakdowns. Despite the challenges and discomfort, he says the van life experience changed the way he reacts to things, the way he thinks about himself, and also gave him the skills to make long term travel possible.

To fund his epic road trip, he did photography contracts for Airbnb, wedding photography and other commercial photography contracts, and he also started a YouTube and Patreon page to share his adventures with the internet.

He creates beautiful vlogs about his daily life on the road with his dog, Champ, and most of the footage in this video was taken directly from his vlogs (with Simon’s permission of course!).

 

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle