I decided to create this site with a view to wellness through wildness.
I’ve coined reconnecting to this wildness, Self Wilding.
Self Wilding is about nurturing and creating conscious habits and a mindset that you need for your wellness.
It is not about living barefoot and free in the woods (though, that would be liberating). Nor is it about the brash reckless kind of wildness.
Rather, it’s about discovering ‘self’ and ‘the wild’ within and around you. This is the nature within and the nature around.
The nature within
This is your true Self, free of others’ perceptions, personas, and the ego.
It requires introspection and self-awareness and learning to trust your intuition.
It is about tuning into your purpose, values, visions, motivations, goals, and beliefs.
It’s about developing your intuition and feeling your connection with all other substance on this planet.
“Our DNA not only connects us to every plant and animal alive today, but to every single thing that has ever lived” ~ Brian Cox, Physicist.
This is the natural world.
Alienating the self from the natural world has wellness costs.
Consider the oxygen we breathe, the ambient temperatures we function well in, the vitamins and minerals our bodies need, and much more.
I wonder, could we happily depend on artificial means for these human requirements? Perhaps. But, can you imagine that world? For me, it’s a depraved one. A sterile one. One I don’t wish to ever need to depend on.
But, can you imagine a world without nature? For me, it’s a depraved one. A sterile one. One I couldn’t wish to ever depend on.
When we connect with nature we feel better.
According to science, natural aromas (phytoncides) help in reducing blood pressure and boosts immune functioning.
As well, the negative air ions in nature found around moving water, mountainous areas, and forests, help in serotonin production.
And, that strengthens our resilience to everyday stress.
The nature around us provides a nature dose of happy chemicals.
Self Wilding is about finding balance in a topsy-turvy world
Even in fairy tales, balance reigns supreme.
Remember Goldilocks, who found mommy and daddy bear’s porridges were either too hot or too cold, but baby bear’s was just right.
You get my point.
How does this relate to real life?
Too much of a busy lifestyle leads to stress and way too less to boredom.
Over-exercising zaps our energy as does too little.
Balance is the key for wellness.
What I love about this site:
- combines nurturing and nature
- has inspirational leads
- the scientific findings
- the tools, simple tips and tricks to living
Regarding the topics: Apart from Self Wilding, you’ve heard You are what you eat, consider…you are what you see, feel, touch, and hear as well — we cover that – and we cover the use of visualization and serving your intuitive self. We include what’s said in scientific literature and links to useful sites, books, and videos.
If you find sections that need fixing on our site, let me know. We’ve done our best for now, but realize there may be some glitches and bugs that need our attention.