Thick, soft tresses of maidenly blossom cascade – scented surf in a heavenly flood, Pure white dress of the Hawthorn will one day become berry necklaces scarlet as bloodAt the sight off a-gathering filling my basket I’ll go for a plentiful storeOf the berry that brews to a tea with the power to soothe and relax … Continue reading Ode to Hawthorn Berry Tea
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise as dozens of darling dinosaurs compete for their opera prize A phrase from one may establish its rhythm, but then it’s lost as another phrase cuts blithely across it with all the informality of free verse, in rich cacophony And then that rhythm you heard before will suddenly … Continue reading Bird is Spring
N.ever H.as S.omuch been owedby so manyto so few N.ow H.ear S.ounds of claps and cheersfill the streets:We thank you N.urses H.ave S.uchstrength and courageWe give thanks to that brave crew. N.ew H.ope S.pringsThe storm will endAnd I will meetAgain with you.
When we exercise, there is a release of the chemicals that encourage us to form a mental map of valued places, such as BDNF and dopamine. This makes total sense if you think about the evolutionary hunter-gatherer context, where extended exercise meant being out and about in the landscape, probably looking for food or finding … Continue reading Satisfying Wanderlust even in Lockdown: “Trance Mapping” as fulfilling exercise routine for optimised mood