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Gerdi with Deborah Mendes on forest bathing

Deborah Mendes believes strongly the pandemic has taught many we can’t go on the way we have. It is something she herself realised in 2018. It’s when she decided to train as a forest bathing guide
She believes we need to reconnect to who we were.
To the wisdom of our ancestors, to Nature, to an understanding of how the world really works, natural laws so we can navigate the terrain and look to nature to know how to behave.
It is only then that we can stay well, optimize our health and restore harmony on the planet.

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Gerdi with Deborah Mendes on the benefits of forest bathing

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Celebrating Nature in music, movies & Books

No matter where our conversation has taken us, I always ask my guests to share a favourite piece of music, a book and a movie that celebrates Nature. Their answers have led me to some beautiful discoveries.

Music celebrating Nature

Books celebrating Nature

  • ‘Blue Mind’ – Wallace J. Nichols
  • ‘Born Free’ – Joy Adamson
  • ‘Flight Behaviour’ – Barbara Kingsolver
  • ‘Grandma Gatewood’s Walk’ – Ben Montgomery
  • ‘Horse Sense For People’ – Monty Roberts
  • ‘In Praise Of Walking’ – Shane O’Mara
  • Jack Reacher series – Lee Child
  • ‘Julie of the Wolves’ – Jean Craighead George
  • ‘My Side Of The Mountain’ – Jean Craighead George
  • ‘Once Upon A River’ – Diane Setterfield
  • ‘Prodigal Summer’ – Barbara Kingsolver
  • ‘The Alchemist’ – Paul Coelho
  • ‘The Giver Of Stars’ – Jojo Moyes
  • ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ – Peter Wohlleben
  • ‘The Nature Fix’ – Florence Williams
  • ‘The Old Ways. A journey on foot’ – Robert MacFarlane
  • ‘The Soul Of An Octopus’ – Sy Montgomery
  • ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ – Harper Lee
  • ‘Walden’ – Henry David Thoreau
  • ‘Watership Down’ – Richard Adams
  • ‘Working With The Law’ – Raymond Holliwell
Movies celebrating Nature

Movies celebrating Nature

  • Avatar
  • Blue Planet
  • Born Free
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • Forrest Gump
  • How Wolves Change Rivers
  • Into the Wild
  • March Of The Penguins
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Color Purple
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lion King
  • The Secret of Roan Inish
  • The Year The Earth Changed
  • Wild
  • Woman Walks Ahead
  • You vs Wild