I have picked some books that inspire me, or have some great information for swimming outdoors or those interested in nature and wellbeing.
Waterlog - A swimmers Journey Through Britain. Roger Deakin
“When you enter the water, something, like a metamorphosis happens. Leaving behind the land, you go through the looking glass surface and enter a new world in which survival, not ambition or desire, is the dominant aim.”
Braiding Sweetgrass - Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Robin Wall Kimmerer.
A beautiful book which writes about the Thanksgiving Address
The Book of Trespass - Crossing the Lines That Divide Us. Nick Hayes
Amazing book with beautiful illustrations exploring the trespass and access.
The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming - Reflections for Zen Seekers. Tessa Wardley
"Water is mesmerising. We are drawn to the water's edge and if we take time to sit and watch we become absorbed. The infinitely changeable ripples and reflections forming and reforming within their physical constraints hold our attention, soothing away mental turmoil, until ultimately we find ourselves at rest. As the reflections play on the water surface, take a moment to reflect. Look deep into the water and deep into your soul; allow yourself to be inspired".
How to Read Water - Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea. Tristan Gooley
A beautiful book which helps us notice water and the nature that surrounds it.
The Magical Year - Seasonal Celebrations to Honor Natures Ever Turning Wheel. Danu Forest.
An exploration in to seasonal celebrations with recipes and craft ideas.
This blessing was written by a beautiful friend.