Planet Mindful

Planet Mindful

Issue 18

Planet Mindful magazine brings you eight issues a year of wonderful, friendly advice on how to slow things down, strengthen your relationships and treasure your mental health and wellbeing. Each issue is divided into three sections: Mind & Body, Relationships and Living. We hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve crafted as we bring you the ideas and trends that are longer-lasting and more powerful as tools in keeping you happy.

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5 min
the seaspiracy effect

Even if you haven’t seen it, you’ve probably heard about it. If Tiger King was one of the most talked-about shows of 2020, Seaspiracy looks set to claim that accolade in 2021 – and it’s proving just as controversial. The 90 minute documentary made it into Netflix’s Top Ten most-watched list within a week of release in late-March, and it’s been the subject of many column inches and heated dinner table conversations since too. Creating awareness Seaspiracy was made by the team behind Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a 2014 documentary examining the impact of animal agriculture on the environment. Concerned about the amount of plastic washing up on nearby beaches, director Ali Tabrizi leaves his home in Kent and begins a journey across the globe, investigating the cause of this pollution. Along the…

1 min
5 steps to enlightenment

1 ALLOW FORGIVENESS Be kind and show compassion, to yourself, others, and all sentient beings. This includes forgiving yourself and others. 2 THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK Be aware of, and mindful of, your speech, thoughts and actions, noticing how these can impact yourself and others. 3 BE AUTHENTIC Adopt the right livelihood and the right way of living. 4 CELEBRATE MINDFULNESS Spend time cultivating a steady mind, whether that’s through meditation or other mindfulness techniques. 5 OPEN YOUR EYES Nurture your global views; think beyond your own inner world.…

5 min
mindful gardening

In modern life we can find ourselves feeling out of touch with the natural environment but, by spending time in a garden, it’s easy to discover a deep connection with life on Earth, and it all starts with the soil just beneath your feet. When you understand what a plant needs to flourish, you can begin to appreciate all the intricacies and connectivity between the Earth and everything around you. This holistic understanding can provide an enormous sense of purpose and appreciation of how everything within the garden is linked – and that includes you. Living in harmony For plants to thrive, we need to get to know what helps them to grow. The foundation of most garden plants is the fascinating mix of broken-down rocks, organic material, living organisms, air, water and…

2 min
a summer’s day guide to foraging

The sun is shining, a warm breeze sweeps across a field and my nose is on high alert for the sweet smell of luscious blooms. It’s my favourite time of year – summer. While many are excited about sunbathing, barbequing, and swimming, there’s something I look forward to even more – foraging. Foraging is the gathering of plants from their wild habitat, which are then typically used for food, medicine, or self-care and beauty products. For me, foraging is more than merely gathering wild edibles and natural medicinals. It’s a way to strengthen one’s physical, emotional, and spiritual connection with Mother Nature and her natural cycles. We can forage all year round, but all my favourite medicinal herbs are in full force during the summer season. Free plant medicine for all! “Foraging is…

2 min
the power of saying ‘no’

We are offered so many items that are destined straight for the bin. I mean, let’s face it… have you ever used a food shop receipt for anything? Just by asking not to have a straw, declining a carrier bag or requesting your receipt to be emailed instead, we’re reducing the amount of waste we produce and our environmental impact on a daily basis. The best bit is it’s easy, free and is something you can start doing right now! When I’m out and about, I always ask ‘Can I have that coffee in my reusable mug?’, ‘Would it be OK to have that beer in my reusable pint glass?’, ‘Do you offer a refill service?’, or ‘Would you be able to just pop it straight into my tub to avoid the…

7 min
should we all be climate activists?

Long before Greta Thunberg skipped school to take her “Skolstrejk för klimate” banner and sit outside the Riksdag every day in the run up to the 2018 Swedish general election, there was 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki, and her rousing speech to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. With friends back home in Canada, Cullis-Suzuki founded ECO, the Environmental Children’s Organization. They’d raised money to travel to the UN environment conference in the summer of 1992, or, as she put it bluntly to the assembled world dignitaries at the conference: “travel 5,000 miles to tell you adults you must change your ways”. She was “fighting for my future,” she told them. “Losing my future is not like losing an election, or a few points on the stock market.” Talking about the environmental worries she…