Rewild Your Life: Reconnect to nature over 52 seasonal projects (Hardcover)
Do you sometimes feel that your life is missing something simple yet fundamental? Would you love to reconnect more with the natural world, get in on the theatre of wildlife and seasons going on outside your window? Do you struggle to find the time to start? You're not alone. Over-attached to technology, cosseted in our homes, the Western world has never been so disconnected. However, increasingly, we are realizing that our relationship with nature is the most important thing in our lives, and that it is at stake.
Rewild Your Life will help you to rediscover your instinctive connection to the great outdoors, both in your own gardens and further afield. With 52 projects from bushcraft to generations old craftery, journalist and wild swimming enthusiast Sarah Stirling will show you how reconnecting with the natural world is key to keeping the environment alive, while simultaneously bringing the wonder back into the every day. Becoming more in tune with the environment does not require a lot of time, energy or money and with projects include spoon carving to foraging in the hedgerows, making and mending to forest bathing – this book will help you to focus on the many small ways you can retune your innate human senses that have become blunted by modern life, and really reconnect. Perfect for anyone who wants to get closer to the nature that's all around them, Rewild Your Life will give you an appreciation for nature's seasonal changes as well as improve your overall happiness and wellbeing.
About the Author
Sarah Stirling has been a full-time outdoor storyteller for 15 years and is an acclaimed magazine writer and editor in her field. She particularly enjoys exploring cultures and landscapes, telling tales of adventure and delving into topical environmental issues. Increasingly, her focus is on illuminating the natural world in order to encourage reconnection to it. For several years, Sarah was Editor of The Outdoor Adventure Guide, a British magazine focusing on everything from bush craft to wildlife watching and family adventure. For the past seven years she has been Assistant Editor of the UK's most widely read outdoor magazine, Summit. Working freelance allows her the freedom to write about the outdoors for a range of other publications, too, such as Lonely Planet books, the Observer, the Telegraph and a wide range of British outdoor magazines.
Sarah lives in a quarryman's cottage in Snowdonia with her husband, Rob. This is her first book.