Nature’s Gifts

Since leaving London 19 years ago, I have become more interested in the nature around me. I have learned to appreciate nature’s gifts of stillness, peace and quiet, as well as beaches, mountains, lochs and forests. The weather has more significance and I increasingly find myself checking where my food comes from.

In the past year, more people have told me they are leaving cities for somewhere where they feel closer to nature. Advances in technology mean that many more can work effectively from home, with the growing option of face-to-face meetings when beneficial, rather than by habit.

In my recent virtual sessions, I have noticed people talking less about platforms and apps, more about how we connect with and support each other. These natural feelings and behaviours are important for our effectiveness, as well as our wellbeing.

What we say and do, and how we say it, is more important than the channel we use to communicate. These choices are more natural, human and effective.

What are your next natural communication steps going to be?

Here’s an example of nature’s gifts – this year’s first crop of berries from our garden. When you work closer to nature, it feeds you!

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By Paul Tran

Paul Tran helps people think and do things differently through training, facilitation, coaching writing and music. He enjoys spending time in nature, on beaches and mountains.