Can being in nature be more than just a nice passtime, could it also heal us? Fred Bergen talks to us about the benefits of "forest bathing" and introduces us to something called a "stroll for well-being" and how it has shown to truly benefit people's health.
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My Life with Herbs
Hannah Sylvester, one of the 40 medical qualified herbalists in the country, tells us all about her life with herbs in a nourishing and organic presentation. She reflects on the importance of listening and observing nature to flourish with it. After all there's no better design than nature itself.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food." ― Hippocrates
Nordic Walking: The Perfect Winter City Outdoor Activity
BY SUSAN YACKULIC
@ VOL 27
ON FEB 16, 2017
"From city streets to mountain peaks, all you have to do is go where your poles take you and enjoy the outdoors."
Susan Yackulic sheds light on the joys of urban poling, showing how a pair of nordic poles are an easy and accessible tool to keep healthy and happy while encouraging you to explore your own city on foot.
Nature, A Necessity for Healing
BY LINDSEY FREYSINGER
@ VOL 23
ON JUN 13, 2017
Lindsey Freysinger will share her experience with the healing nature of being outdoors after becoming disabled. She will be exploring the necessity of being in nature for ALL humans, especially those with illness and/or disability.
In Celebration of Walking
BY GALEO SAINTZ
@ VOL 48
ON MAY 08, 2018
Looking through the lens of the 52 walks on offer in South Africa’s only walking festival, Galeo Saintz tells how this simple festival in celebration of walking, is a tool for re-connecting to nature and to each other, whilst being a catalyst for linking communities, supporting tourism and raising funds for environmental charities.
The healing power of speaking your truth
BY SARAH ISAACS
@ VOL 50
ON SEP 04, 2018
Sarah Isaacs invited women to share experiences of abuse and sexual assault, hoping to turn her own violation into something good that might encourage others to speak up and let go of the shame that was never theirs to carry. Sarah's talk looks at the healing power of honest expression and the role this project played in her recovery.