Switch off from social media and tune in to the tranquility of the natural world with over 50 seasonal activities to explore throughout the year.
This book is about switching off from social media and finding contentment in the here and now - taking time out to enjoy small tasks, connect with other people and enjoy all the beauty of nature throughout the year.
A Breath of Fresh Air is structured by seasons, with a focus on finding joy in the natural world. Whether it's paddling a canoe, spotting swallows on a summer evening, daydreaming on a deckchair, foraging for wild garlic, watching a film at an outdoor cinema or recording the sounds you hear in the forest, there are over 50 creative and imaginative ways to encourage mindfulness and find calm.
The book also encourages wellbeing through physical activity, making use of the beautiful places looked after by the National Trust - this ranges from a wander through a bluebell wood, to using nature's gym to practise yoga or balance on logs, taking up running or playing in the snow. Beautifully illustrated throughout, and with lots of handy tips on where to visit or find ways to wellbeing, this is the perfect book for finding inner contentment in today's frantic world.
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Rebecca Frank is an editor and writer with 20 years experience working in health and wellbeing magazines. She's currently commissioning editor at The Simple Things for everything wellbeing as well as much of the food and travel. Before that she was deputy editor and contributor to Zest magazine. She's written freelance articles for many publications over the years from Red to Psychologies to Daily Mail.