Becoming Brave

Foraging for cows parsley

‘It isn’t always comfortable or easy – carrying your fear around with you on your great and ambitious road trip, I mean – but it’s always worth it, because if you can’t learn to travel comfortably alongside your fear, then you’ll never be able to go anywhere interesting or do anything interesting. And that would be a pity, because your life is short and rare and amazing and miraculous, and you want to do really interesting things and make really interesting things while you’re still here…

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Why Plants in the Home are Good For You

A glasshouse at Chatsworth estate

I don’t need much convincing that green = good. Spaces in my home are dotted with aloe vera, cactuses, flowers from the garden and cuttings from the wild. But plants in the home take management, and if looking after living things usually ends up with dead things a few weeks later for you, I totally get how house plants would be a serious no no. You can learn the tricks of keeping plants alive though and, the benefits of having them around are more, well, beneficial than you might think! I’ve collected a handful of reasons as to why plants in the home are good for you…

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How to Move Well

How to move well

I’m moving. Gah.

All the clever people (and trashy mags) always tell us this is one of the things you can do to bring on some serious stress. That and getting married, getting unmarried, getting a new job etc etc.

Herein lies some attempts I’m making to move well and make the process as breezy, eco and happy as possible.

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