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Visit our blog to read regular posts with stories and reflections of visits to the woods. These posts are invitations to learn the stories of the forests around you – not only the forests close to your base camp or home, but also forests in the places you visit or stay temporarily. They can inspire, help, even heal you. How? For each person it’s different. As a first step, I invite you to listen, read and weave your story in the many stories of this place.

History

This blog is started by Wendy (Ms Woods) during autumn equinox 2018. In April 2020, Wendy started to invite others to contribute as guest bloggers from Turkey, Spain, Norway, USA, the Netherlands … to share their woodwide stories:

Geography

So far we collected forest-inspired stories from …

The Last Blog Posts

  1. Trees in Tengrism and Turkish Mythology– by Elif
  2. 11 Palms – the public life of sacred trees in the fringe of Bangalore, India– by Wendy
  3. One year already as a certified forest therapy guide (In Belgium): a spiralling perpetual journey– by Wendy
  4. Ecofeminism anno 2021: ‘return to’ forest (healing) activism– by Wendy
  5. Tale from the Lowlands – by Martin
  6. WHERE ARE YOU BORN = WHERE YOU ROOT: FOREST-RELATED FERTILITY AND BIRTH RITES IN 16-19TH CENTURY OF THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE
  7. LIKE EACH FOREST, I HAVE DIFFERENT AGES – A REFLECTION DURING MY BIRTHDAY – by Wendy
  8. MANY ETHNIC ESTONIANS BELIEVE IN “SOULS OF TREES” by Wendy
  9. Learning more about the effects of a nature immersion with the help of children’s drawings before and after a forest bath by Wendy
  10. Reading landscapes, remembering local history by Wendy
  11. Two years of wood wide web stories by Wendy
  12. When the beech loses her throne – about redesigning our landscapes by Wendy
  13. Sacred garden trees in Norway, part 2 by Wendy
  14. Bergtatt – my favoriete Norwegian word by Wendy
  15. Rapunzel’s forest tale: a story of healing by Wendy
  16. My grandmother was a willow woman by Wendy
  17. Finding Freedom in the Forests and a Spanish Chestnut Tree Story by Sergio (Catalonia, Spain)
  18. Branching out: A Tree Pageant by Wendy
  19. It’s VE day. Let’s talk about Nazis and the environment by Wendy
  20. A blanket of Peace and Quiet by Carolyn
  21. I came to hidden springs and ponds. by Rachana

(last update: April 23, 2021)