Cathedral Grove

30 Days Wild: Inspiring Random Acts of Wildness

There is a lone oak tree on a hillside not far from my home. Its many branches are twisted with age, and there’s a notch in its thick trunk where some small creature has made a nest. At… Read More

Monday Mindfulness ~ June 1, 2020

Hello, world. I don’t need to tell you that these are challenging times. As many worldwide continue to perish of COVID-19 and its many complications, we’re also bombarded daily with news stories of political malfeasance, human cruelty, and… Read More

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Even in Lockdown

Graphic by Iliana Galvez, via EarthDay.org   Earth Day 2020 is upon us – and although this year’s 50th anniversary celebration has had to move predominantly online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are still a plethora… Read More

17 Ways to Make Your Home a Little Bit More Eco-Friendly

No Monday Mindfulness this week unfortunately, as I’ve been a bit poorly on account of a cold and didn’t quite manage to get around to it yesterday… However, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any posts on… Read More

4 Things You Can Do To Help Protect the Planet’s Biodiversity

Did you know that May 22nd is the International Day for Biological Diversity, and that according to the United Nations 2011-2020 is the Decade on Biodiversity? Until a short while ago, I certainly didn’t! Inspired by this newly… Read More

Monday Mindfulness ~ April 22, 2019

Hello again, all. I hope this Monday Mindfulness post finds you well.  With yesterday having been John Muir’s birthday and today being Earth Day, this quote in particular spoke to me and seemed worthy of sharing with you… Read More

Cathedral Grove Reaches 100+ Followers!

…and to celebrate, I’m giving away free e-hugs to all!  I know it’s no free all-expenses paid trip around-the-world (…we’ll have to save that giveaway for 100,000 follows, I think…), but free hugs are also pretty great and… Read More

5 Books About Nature and the Environment Worth Reading This World Book Day

Today in the UK it’s World Book Day, which seems a fine time as any to pass along a few recommendations of some truly worthwhile non-fiction books concerning nature and the environment. I’ve enjoyed reading these books at… Read More

6 Things You Can Do to Help Bees Be Happy and Healthy

It may be winter but before we know it the ground will start to thaw, folks will be back out in their gardens, and bees and other pollinators will make an appearance once again. If like me you’re… Read More

18 Ways to Use Less Plastic in Everyday Life

Plastic is everywhere in modern times, seemingly unavoidable. From fresh produce to children’s toys to magazines, almost everything comes wrapped in it. It’s in our beauty products as tiny beads meant to ‘exfoliate,’ it thinly coats paper receipts… Read More

Nurturing Your Connection with Nature This New Year: 7 Suggestions

It’s the start of a new year and for many people that means the making (and maybe breaking…) of new year’s resolutions. While I don’t make resolutions myself, ticking over into a new year does make me more… Read More

Monday Mindfulness ~ October 22, 2018

Hello, lovely people. Thanks so much for stopping by once again. It’s about time for a fresh bit of Monday Mindfulness, isn’t it? Today’s food for thought is a poignant quote from Rachel Carson – biologist, author, and… Read More