Recently, my home country Finland has been making headlines, not only for being the happiest nation in the world, nor for the NATO membership process. But for something greener. Finland has appointed the world’s first Planetary Health Physician, Dr. Hanna Haveri, a Specialist in Neurology in Lahti. Planetary Health “recognizes that human health and theContinue reading “Interview with Dr.Hanna Haveri, Planetary Health Physician.”
Author Archives: NatureMinded
On becoming a forest
Blog by Katriina Kilpi People who are passionate about nature – myself included – explain their passion by the time they spent playing in nature as a child. Maybe their parents loved being in nature too. Maybe they were scouts or had a summer house. Maybe they lived close to nature and they got toContinue reading “On becoming a forest”
Non-native contributions: Introducing Jonna & Taiga-Yoga
In this series, I want to highlight some expat entrepreneurs who are contributing to the wellbeing of people living in Belgium with their nature based offerings. Because I am a Forest-Finn, it gives me such pleasure to start off the series with a fellow forest-Finn, Jonna Kokko (Jonna´s last name means a big bonfire thatContinue reading “Non-native contributions: Introducing Jonna & Taiga-Yoga”
Veerkrachtpad (Resilience path) opening at Borgwal, Vurste
Today we officially opened the resilience path at the beautiful Borgwal domain in Vurste (Gavere). This route of +2 km contains exercises that invite you to slow down, stop and immerse yourself in the forest. From Saturday September 12th you are very welcome to try out the Veerkrachtpad yourself and enjoy the positive health effectsContinue reading “Veerkrachtpad (Resilience path) opening at Borgwal, Vurste”
Opkikkerpad & Veerkrachtpad
Afgelopen donderdag openden we het Opkikkerpad in Puyenbroeck. Sindsdien ben ik in Vlaanderen op radio (Radio2, Nostalgie) en tv (AVS) geweest. Waarover gaat het? Het is duidelijk dat het belang van de natuur voor welzijn eindelijk is opgemerkt in Vlaanderen. Het maakt me heel gelukkig. De ophef over het Opkikkerpad heeft waarschijnlijk te maken metContinue reading “Opkikkerpad & Veerkrachtpad”
Guided wellbeing path
Last Thursday we opened the Opkikkerpad (“Boost path”), and since then I´ve been on radio (Radio2, Nostalgie) and TV (AVS) in Flanders. What is all this fuss about? Clearly nature´s importance for wellbeing has been finally noticed in Flanders and we at NatureMinded could not be happier. The fuss about the Opkikker pad has probablyContinue reading “Guided wellbeing path”
Wat doet natuur voor ons?
Deze video is een samenwerking tussen NatureMinded Consultancy en Maks Vzw om het bewustzijn over het belang van natuur voor onze gezondheid en ons welzijn te vergroten. Maks vzw (https://maksvzw.org/) stimuleert bewoners uit Brussel om op zoek te gaan naar hun talenten en competenties met een focus op digitale kennis. Maks vzw levert ook dienstenContinue reading “Wat doet natuur voor ons?”
Finding and losing nature in Belgium
Since the lockdown, I am able to spend more time outdoors and I am overjoyed seeing people walking in the neighbourhood. The dog walkers have been joined by families, young and older couples, even youngsters, in the neighbourhood green spaces.
But this dreamy scenario was not always as dreamy..
Coping with the pandemic – survey
We at NatureMinded seek to deepen the current understanding of aspects supporting or hindering mental health and wellbeing during our first (but probably not last) pandemic. Together with our partners from Steunpunt Geestelijk Gezondheid, we are launching a survey in three languages to involve as many people as possible in this endeavour. The data collectedContinue reading “Coping with the pandemic – survey”
Getting your nature dose during COVID-19 in Flanders
Since we started hearing the awful news from Italy, it started to dawn on many people that we were also headed to a lockdown. And many people started finding their way out into nature. No wonder, as the internet is blasting out messages of how if one is not feeling sick, they should be gettingContinue reading “Getting your nature dose during COVID-19 in Flanders”