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Daylight is lasting two minutes longer each day

Meditations in nature: The joys of January

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By Susie Curtin. January is named after Janus, the Roman God with two heads – one looking towards the past and the other towards the...
Frosted plant

Meditations in nature: A visit to Narnia…

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By Dr Susie Curtin. The year is drawing swiftly to an end as we approach the winter solstice. The North Pole has reached its maximum...
Few can avoid the feeling of a new start at the beginning of a new year, but that’s not necessarily the best idea. PHOTO: Fiete Becher/ Pixabay

Thoughts on New Year resolutions

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By Alice Johnsen. Why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Ever. New Year’s Eve is a funny one. By the time we get to 31 December,...
Raynaud’s attacks occur when the blood temporarily stops flowing to parts of the body, most commonly the hands and feet

Raynaud’s can be worsened by cold weather

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individuals are being urged to be aware of a little-known condition brought on by the cold, with more freezing temperatures likely this winter. The charity...
Fiona Chapman’s tea includes dandelion root, which is excellent for dredging the liver of toxins and helps keeps the bowels moving PHOTO: Silvia/Pixabay

Tea is great for the January detox

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January sees the detox season, much to my poor husband’s dread and horror! I do understand because it is such a bad month and if,...
The Jurassic coastline stretches for 95 miles from Exmouth to Studland, and is renowned for its frequent rockfalls and fossils.

Meditations in nature: A Jurassic adventure

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By Susannah Curtin. December arrived with foggy days and gloomy, oppressive graphite-grey skies. I have longed for the sun to break through and, at last,...
Parents have to ask what they are teaching their children if they say ‘yes’ to everything. PHOTO: Jill Wellington/Pixabay

How to do the festive season your way

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By Alice Johnsen. EVERY year Christmas is preceded not just by Advent but by a steadily building pressure cooker. From media and merchandise to crazy...
The water rail is only rarely seen PHOTO: Paul Edney/Pixabay

Meditations in nature: Sounds of the Stour

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Autumn has drawn to a close, and yet as I write this some of the trees are still wearing their leaves. On the one...
Some people are finding it tough to re-establish themselves in the post-lockdown world PHOTO: soumen82hazra/ Pixabay

The times have been a-changing…

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By Alice Johnsen. I’m seeing a recurrent theme with clients at the moment. It’s about the recovery from lockdown. Not specifically the medical or logistical...
The elegant and fascinating Marsh Harrier has come back from the brink of extinction. PHOTO: Светлана/Pixabay

Meditations in nature: A walk through time in the Avalon Marshes

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By Susie Curtin. I feel like a change of scene today. So, I pack a picnic and set off for the Somerset Levels to wander...

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Meditations in nature: The joys of January

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By Susie Curtin. January is named after Janus, the Roman God with two heads – one looking towards the past and the other towards the...

Meditations in nature: A visit to Narnia…

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By Dr Susie Curtin. The year is drawing swiftly to an end as we approach the winter solstice. The North Pole has reached its maximum...

Thoughts on New Year resolutions

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By Alice Johnsen. Why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Ever. New Year’s Eve is a funny one. By the time we get to 31 December,...