Put your hand on your heart and close your eyes. Imagine breathing through the heart. Inhale deeply on the count of five and exhale on the count of five. Breathe like this for a couple of minutes or as long as you like. I get calm and enjoy feeling my heart. I try to keep this heart-connection throughout the day.
Summer is the great exhale.
I seem to look increasingly more down than up when walking in the landscape. I constantly look out for edible herbs, or beautiful stones for the hand or pocket. I use the app Seek to identify new plants and look them up afterwards to check if they’re edible. Remember to take only a small amount of the plant.
Foraging is a way of connecting to the natural world. Our ancestors used to eat 30-40 different herbs every day, plant archeologists told me in a course on plant knowledge in ancient times. Today, our microbiota lacks biodiversity. So, go taste your favorite landscapes or eat your weeds in the garden. They're healthy and it is a great joy to prepare a meal for loved ones with plants from your walks. I also make teas and prolong favorite flowers' presence by making oils and ointments.
BACK TO START! SPASH!
For those of us, who do not winter swim, the sea is now accessible as an extra, sensuous space. The body consists of 50-70% water, depending on gender (men are more watery than women), and it came into being in the lake of our mother’s womb. Dive deep!
ACT LIKE THE JEWELS OF THE GREEN FOLKS
Be like a flower. Be generous with yourself and share the most beautiful sides of you with others. Allow yourself to take up space and unfold. Get a little intoxicated of being who you are. Reach for the light.