Experiencing nature is an essential part for human well-being. Well-being however doesn’t seem to be something stressed employees, mothers or students are thinking about that often. Being too occupied to think about well-being is certainly a disease in itself. Calming the mind means empowering. There are many ways to calm the mind and often includes soft synthesizer background music best in isolation in a dark or very colorful room. Suffice to say that I prefer walks in nature instead of excluding it.
I frequently organize herb walks for the community helping people to reconnect and experiencing nature. Being out and about is the main aim, however, this is not a walking club of which there are quite a few in Leeds already. The focus is rather on having time to look at the wonders nature produces seemingly without effort. There are stories for many herbs waiting to be told. Some participants are keen to receive practical knowhow regarding gathering and preparing tea, jam or detox juices.