29 July 2015 Brief Views of Nature Increase Attention

29 July 2015 Brief Views of Nature Increase Attention

I recently came across what seem at first glance to be a strange piece of academic research into the effects on attention of looking at greenery. But when I reflected on the results I realised they are consistent with everything else we know. And they show how...
22 July 2015 – Eating the Countryside

22 July 2015 – Eating the Countryside

Spiral galaxy of a wild carrot flower head The workshop on Saturday went really well. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny with occasional breezes to cool us down. Everyone who came along seemed committed to getting the best out of the day. After lunch I did a...
Well-being in Nature July 4th Watching the River

Well-being in Nature July 4th Watching the River

The weather was very hot this week. It may have even put some people off coming to the Well-being in Nature session. But enough people came to make it worthwhile so I decided we would do very little and walk at an even more leisurely pace. I suggested we go down to...
Well-being in Nature June 24th: the Kingfisher

Well-being in Nature June 24th: the Kingfisher

This week one of the participants came to the Wednesday group in Dagenham and said they had seen a kingfisher sitting on a sign in a pond reserved for wildlife. So after we had done our relaxation exercises in the wood I suggested we went and had a look. I had a hunch...