In our May issue, we're finding peace and tranquility by getting back in touch with the natural world.


Editor Kirstie Duhig says: "The world was a different place when we began planning this issue a few month’s ago. As I write we are in lockdown and this issue has been created entirely from our homes. Our theme was always going to be nature and how time spent outdoors has an incredible and tangible ability to calm us, to lift our mood, to bring us moments of joy and help us gain perspective.

"Now, more than ever, when our time outdoors is limited, the moments we can spend outdoors are precious and vital for our physical and mental health. So, our features this month are a quiet celebration of the seasons, a reminder to look up, to look down, to look closely, to notice the little things that can make our hearts soar – a bird on the wing, butterflies spiralling, buds greening, blossom splendour.

"We talk to Lia Leendertz, author of The Almanac, about living in tune with the seasons and why May is her favourite month. Broadcaster and nature lover Julia Bradbury shares how being outdoors can help us to cope with anxiety, particularly in these uncertain times. Chef Tom Hunt shares his passion (and delicious recipes) for seasonal foods that nurture us and the planet too.

"We hope that reading this issue gives you the chance to pause and make time for yourself. And in these most difficult of times, we wish you all good health and happiness."

Read on to see what's inside the latest issue…

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Julia Bradbury
Photo by The Outdoor Guide


Discover how small talk can help us to stay connected, learn to live in tune with the seasons with Lia Leendertz, TV presenter Julia Bradbury talks about how to cope with anxiety, read about how writing letters can benefit our wellbeing right now, identify the right essential oils for your skin type, try 'tapping' to manage your feelings and find purpose in your life using dharma.

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Lose your FOMO (fear of missing out) and embrace a slower pace of life, discover foods to nourish yourself and the planet, bring nature into your home, create soothing teas and tonics using herbs and learn how to deal with uncertainty in your working life.


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Discover the simple pleasures of backyard adventures, look to the skies to quieten a busy mind and learn how to connect with the natural world.


Cover illustration by Rosanna Tasker.