With so many methods and so much advice around, learning meditation can seem like an anxiety-inducing task. But, says Kate Morris, who went on her own circuitous journey, all you need to do is breathe and let the right path unfoldRead more
“Your site is way cool…” so wrote Bobbi Brown a few weeks ago, in answer to an email request from us to interview her for our latest issue of The Wildsmith Papers. Proving the old adage that if you want something done ask a busy person, in-between taking care of her new hotel, building a wellness empire and editing her own website (check out justbobbi.com), she rapidly fired off answers to our questions with a speed and efficiency most of us can only envy.
Perhaps that’s what happens when you bravely reset your direction in life, as Brown did a few years ago when she left the cosmetics empire she built with Estée Lauder. A new burst of energy. A creative flow that inspires. An ability to see opportunity.
For Kate Morris, the reset came after life forced her to stop in her tracks, as it does every once in a while, and she found herself needing to be calm, collected and patient. She discovered how to meditate after years of trying and not quite succeeding.
But while a dramatic shift is sometimes needed, there are quieter, slower ways to change direction. David Annand was curious about the pastoral practice of rewilding, in which elements of the wilderness are re-introduced into large tracts of land, bringing with them an abundance of wildlife. In this issue, he sets out to find out more. Meanwhile, Julie Hoegh, a regular contributor to these Papers, has edited a selection of books – and a few podcasts too – to help us all get out of a slump and into a new, restored version of ourselves.
Finally, this issue of The Wildsmith Papers is a very special one for us – it marks our first anniversary. And as we set off into our second year, whether you’ve found us for the first time or have been with us since the very beginning, we thank you for your interest, your appreciation and most of all your time. We’ve enjoyed working on each issue and look forward to working on many more.
We hope our enthusiasm is contagious.
With much love,