The EU referendum in the UK has just been won by Leave, and as the UK faces Brexit, I saw this post on Facebook. It sums up why we need to work together, why connection is better than separation, why love must win in the end....
A different and very interesting session, learning about horses and connecting with them as a way of finding out more about ourselves. Thanks so much Sharon and Claudia and everyone who came. (And phew! We missed the thunderstorm).
Despite the sting and the trickiness of picking them, I love stinging nettles. Especially nettle tea which is tasty and energising.
We made nettle tea on Sunday which prompted me to write this post.
Nettles have been used for hundreds of years to treat all sorts of ailments, and will strengthen and support your whole body.
Nettles are one of the most nutrient dense wild foods you can find. In fact they're a superfood.
Nettles are high in calcium, chromium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium, potassium, trace minerals, protein and many vitamins including A and C...
Eating nettles or drinking nettle tea makes your hair shinier and your skin clearer, nourishes the blood, clears the mucous membranes and reduces inflammation - forager Robin Harford describes the feeling he gets from drinking nettle tea as like being moisturised from the inside out.
Basically nettle is all round very good for us. Here's just 30 of the benefits of nettles...
"When you walk into the wood, think of it as a community: walk with a feeling of reverence, a bit like going into a church,” says Alistair.
It’s a clear fresh morning, and we’re standing inside Butcher’s Wood, the first stop on Sensing the Land, a guided woodland and downland walkshop that we're doing around Wolstonbury Hill and the South Downs, in Sussex.
Butcher's Wood is a small patch of ancient woodland that’s just a few minutes walk from Hassocks station and quite close to the London to Brighton railway line.
It was an uplifting and inspiring summer's day.
Walking barefoot in the woods, listening to the birds, smelling the woodsmoke and feeling the soft touch of the breeze.
Simultaneous Awareness with Ben Rayner was a hit. Thanks to everyone who came along.
Nigel Berman is the founder of School of the Wild.