What is Living Afield? It is different for each of us.
For me, Living Afield means changing my life to get back in touch with the
natural world. It means eating healthier, spending more time out of
doors. It means reconnecting with the world around me. It means eating
wild foods, and using the medicinal aspects of plants to heal body and
In days of old, forests were
dark foreboding places filled with peril. Fairy tales were written to
scare children into staying away from these terrifying places. These
stories were filled with witches and ogres waiting for little children
to devour. Over the years, these stories have been altered in order to
appear cute and fuzzy. The original ideas for their drafting seem
outdated and ridiculous by today's standards. However most people rarely
venture into the natural world. We become so entangled in the day to day
drudgery of our lives, that we fail to see the beauty and bounty that
surrounds us each and every day. Whether it is kayaking, hiking,
camping, or some other outdoor activity, the peace and serenity of the
natural world can nourish our spirit. Get out and enjoy what nature has
to offer. Adventure awaits beyond the beaten path.
I have tried to include something for everyone in
this website. Please look around, and enjoy yourself. Drop me an
email if you like, or just try some of the things on the various pages, to see
if they work for you. It is my fondest desire that you too can find
enrichment from our natural world.