2020 Reflection

With 2020 coming to an end, I’d like to share a reflection on how Well-Natured Wandering has come to life this year. This business has provided me with a channel to bring more peace into the world through guided Forest Therapy experiences. I am so grateful for...

What is Forest Therapy?

There are many words we humans use to point to the experience of becoming fully present and connected to our natural surroundings… Shinrin Yoku (森林浴) by the Japanese, Forest Therapy in many Western places including Australia, Forest Bathing in the United States,...

Queensland Mental Health Week 2020

Why celebrate Queensland Mental Health Week? Mental health is important for every single one of us, yet it is a part of life that is often overlooked. Busy lives get in the way of us caring for our mental health, as does a fear of feeling vulnerable should we reveal...

Nature Journaling Workshop Weekend

On a sunny winter’s weekend I attended two nature journaling workshops in Brisbane to find out what it’s all about and how it’s done in a group setting. On the Saturday morning I met with Paula Peters from Paperbark Writer for a beginner’s...

Benefits of Forest Therapy, According to Research

Part of training to become a certified Forest Therapy guide (and maintaining that certification) is to be knowledgable about the research findings on the benefits of the practice. In my training, I was tasked with creating a 1-page summary table of health benefits of...