My mission is …
To understand how we can live a more sustainable, nature-centred life to improve the wellbeing of both ourselves and the world in which we live.
Beliefs and Values
The Miracle of Nature
We are part of the miracle of nature. We are not machines that work in isolation but rather part of an eco-system that supports and affects each other. I’m interested in natural ways to support our health and well-being. It’s amazing how our bodies are designed and what nature provides to support it.
I’m interested in ‘real’ food – fresh, home-grown, local and home-prepared. So much of our food nowadays is refined, processed, better travelled than we are and full of un-natural chemicals and additives which our bodies aren’t designed to deal with. I want to reduce the processed foods consumed and increase the fresh and wholesome food in our diets.
Nature supports us in so many ways (if we choose to accept what it offers) but it must be a 2-way relationship. If we simply take, the resources will run out. We have to be responsible with all of the earth’s resources and give back/support the eco-system where we can.
OK is Not Enough
Not being ill enough to be in the medical system is usually thought of as being healthy but we can be so much better than just ‘OK’. Many people live with symptoms that they don’t need to and that they have normalised because they’ve got so used to having them. I want to work with nature to improve my health and well-being.
Life Coaching Diploma (2004)
Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) Diploma (2020)
Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) Basic Practitioner (2021)
Sustainable Living Diploma (2021)
Vegan Cooking Diploma (2021)
Welcome to my website and thank you for taking the time to find out more about me.
Since I started work at age 17 I worked in administration, both in the private and public sector, and then from my mid-30’s I have run my own virtual admin support company.
I always knew that admin wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life (although organising is one of my great skills) but I never could work out what it was I did want to do. Running my own business was great because it gave me much more to get my teeth into but I still didn’t feel like I was fulfilling my purpose.
In late 2016, alongside my business, I started working with Forever Living, The Aloe Vera Company, and in early 2018 it was their products and expert training that I turned to when I started to experience peri-menopausal changes that left me feeling ‘not myself’. This led me to nutrition and I undertook a course in Naturopathic Nutrition with the intention of having a career change when I qualified. However, life often has it’s own plans for us and for various reasons I didn’t quite finish the course but the naturopathic focus (the power of nature) had grabbed me and in time I came across Shinrin Yoku (also known as Forest Bathing) and nature therapy.
I am now exploring the resources we have in the natural world that can support a healthier lifestyle and improve our health. But this should be a reciprocal relationship (a core principle of Shinrin Yoku) so I’m also looking at ways of supporting the health of the environment.
I hope you find something useful and/or inspirational in my resources and I’d love to hear about your experiences so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.