Hello there wyldings,
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support, engagement and warm words that arose from my offering for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. For me, so many poignant moments of healing and growth took place outside, surrounded by life and the elements that I felt called to contribute to the discourse and help people engage in this important work.
When crafting this challenge I took inspiration from my own experiences and the nature connection practices which supported my journey both in improving my mental health and my relationship with the natural world. This week was also a profound moment of growth for me as I took the plunge into my first digital offering and overcame my own anxieties around doing so, so thank you for being there alongside me!
Here is what some of the participants experienced:
“It was nice to have learned about the ´Mental Health Awareness Week’ through the SeaWyld posts. The daily call-to-action posts made me stop, think and appreciate everything around more deeply and personally” – E
“We’re living in the middle of the city, weather has been awful, and with a tiny baby keeping us a little more home-tied nature seems very far away! It was really nice to use some of the posts to take a bit of a trip in my mind if not physically! It reminded me how much we can do to help our mental health without external inputs” – H
“I live within nature on a daily basis but the posts from SeaWyld made me stop and pay more attention. It’s easy to become complacent and not realise how important it is to stop and look. The children loved the colour challenge. Being within nature is so important for us as a family and it’s amazing to think it’s finally be recognised professionally as to the importance of it” – D
The activities and challenges that I shared can be done whenever you need to tap into nature connection – whether you are in your office, a city or blessed to be out in the wilds.
The seven challenges were:
- Share a photograph of a place or moment where you felt deeply connected to nature.
- Choose a colour and look for it in nature throughout the day.
- Share your favourite song, poem or artwork inspired by nature.
- Listen out for birdsong on your travels.
- Go outside and meet a tree today.
- Sit in a quiet spot outside and use your senses to explore nature around you.
- Do something to care for the natural world today.
I hope that these activities continue to bring moments of nature connection when you need them and once again, thank you so much for your support and for taking this journey with me.
Love and light,