It’s Live – Rise Up Rooted

I totally forgot yesterday, My head was down as I concentrate on my essay I’m writing. But today I remember. And I’ve signed up. The Rise Up Rooted Symposium is live. Check out the schedule for the free virtual symposium about about nature, connection and rewinding.

My conversation is live tomorrow then I share about my relationship with the sea and the healing properties. But there are some ready to be watched now. It’s free to join. Just add your emails and start watching. You can upgrade to an all access pass which means you get to watch all the videos in your own time and pace. I’ll get a percentage of the fee. But no pressure. Watch for free and tell me what you think.

Mine is out tomorrow and can be watched for 48 hours afterwards for free.

End of week gratitude

The Earthcraft Oracle

When life throws you curve balls to knock you off your feet and forces you to reassess everything in your life, this is when you lean into the practices which have seen you right.

Those practices which keep you buoyed when it appears you’re drowning or about to go down.

Those practice which you practice everyday but really come into their own when the chips our down.

One of those practices is keeping a gratitude journal. And it doesn’t have to be something major or time consuming.

Thinking on one simple thing is enough to switch my thinking, to get me to count my blessings and step up again. Renewed, restored and ready.

This week has been a week of happenings and announcements and shit hit the fan moments. But I’m alive and here to live another day. So all is not bad.

I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason. Maybe to test us. Maybe to move us into a better situation. To gain clarity and perspective. To live a better life on my own terms.

This card ‘thunderstorm’ signifies tremendous upheaval and change, happening or about to. And it is out of my control. But I must keep the faith, trust in Mother Nature that these things are happening for the best.

Things are out of my control. But how I respond to this period of upheaval is within my control.

I’m choosing to count my blessings, lean into my practices and give thanks. Give thanks for all that is going right or is good in my life right now. Here and now.

I’m grateful for the light. I’m grateful for rest. I’m grateful for a warm comfortable bed. I’m grateful for morning coffee. I’m grateful for time spent with the people I love. I’m grateful for my health. I’m grateful for my creativity. I’m grateful for all the opportunities which have and are coming my way. I’m grateful for food in the cupboards. I’m grateful for the roof above my head. I’m grateful for the air I breathe. I’m grateful for the earth between my toes. And I’m grateful for the water that holds me.


Ready to Reconnect with nature/ with yourself?

Sheree Mack

Dear Everybody

As my great nana Rosa ( the wee ginger lass who hooked up with the Ghanaian sailor) used to ask, ‘How you fizzing?’

There was a time when people lived their lives in deep connection with the Natural world. We lived, worked, ate, and designed our days and even our homes around the cycles and seasons of the planet, in sync with the Earth we depend on. That connection kept us grounded, mindful, and, in many ways, healthier in mind and body.

Today, research shows that 93% of our lives are spend indoors – and that was before the pandemic!

You don’t even have to be a nature lover to know that can’t be good for us. In fact, we’re coming to understand that so many of the world’s most pervasive problems – from heart disease, depression, and poor sleep, to droughts, wildfires, and rising oceans – can be traced to our personal and societal disconnection from the Earth and from our own “true nature” as humans.

That is why I’m delighted to share with you today an upcoming event created specifically to address this damaging disconnection with simple, practical tools you can apply to your life right away – no matter how busy you are.

🌳 The Rise Up Rooted Global Wellness Symposium 🌳

Reconnect with the Earth, Reawaken Your True Nature, and Rewild Your Busy Life!

EVENT AIRS: May 15 – 19, 2023

Click here to join now for FREE! 

The Rise Up Rooted Global Wellness Symposium was created by my friend and colleague Alex Strauss and is taking place Monday to Friday, May 15 – 19. Click here to learn more & register (free)!

I’m proud to be a featured speaker at this event where I’ll be talking about healing with/in nature. I’ll be talking on WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th and it will be available for participants to watch for 48 hours. 

And don’t worry – this event isn’t going to monopolize your week. Alex is committed to serving busy people so none of the interviews run longer than 45 minutes. So you’re sure to get all of the wisdom and none of the fluff.

Here are some of the other topics you can look forward to during this info-packed week:

🍃 Digital Detox: How to Rewild Your Brain and Body with Tracy James

🍃 Food, Nature, & Human Health with Robin Richardson

🍃 The Natural Path to Beauty & Self-Care with Face Yoga with Danielle Collins

🍃 Heal Your Home, Heal Your Body with Charlie Lemmer

🍃 Exploring Ancient Wisdom in Nature for Challenging Times with Beth Norcross

🍃 Pachamama is Calling with Mariela Maya

🍃 Nature as Creative Muse with Cathy Nichols

🍃 How to Use the Metaphor and the Wisdom of the Five Seasons to Guide and Inspire Us with Karyn Prentice & Elaine Patterson

🍃 Black British Women: Reclaiming the Landscape with Sheree Mack ( WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th and will be available for participants to watch for 48 hours).

🍃 Guiding Changemakers from Burnout to Renewal withDevorah Brous

🍃 Regenerative Design for Life and Landscape with Keri Evjy

🍃 The Healing Power of Trees in Cities with Jackee Holder

🍃 Telling Your Own Nature Story from Your Soul with Devorah Spilman

🍃 Bringing Children Back Into Nature with Ellen Dee Davidson

🍃 Walking in Nature: The 20-Minute Miracle Cure with Alex Strauss

…and many more!

You really don’t want to miss this.

You can attend the Rise Up Rooted Global Wellness Symposium completely FREE. When you register, you’ll be notified each day when the various interviews are available.

Click here to register (free) for the Rise Up Rooted Wellness Symposium.



PS – The amount of practical wisdom you will get access to for FREE during this event has the potential to dramatically change the rest of 2023 for you (not to mention the rest of your life!) I recommend you make the time. Click here to register.

PPS – Got a friend who could use a dose of Nature’s medicine? Please forward this invitation. All are welcome!

Time to Water Your Roots: The Rise Up Rooted Wellness Symposium

The Natural world – from the heavens to our gardens – has so much to give and to teach us

I just manage to get this note in under the wire as today still is in the month of April. But this month has been a busy one. If not being away dog and house sitting then one of birthday celebrations, as both my babies were born in April. I have also been trying to crack on with a commissioned essay, and managed to present something decent at the final event in connection to my exhibition at the BALTIC.

Coming out of my hibernation into a full on month has had its trials and tribulations. But I know what has kept me on the straight and narrow and mostly full of joy has been my connection with nature.

I missed the sea at the beginning of the month, because I was land locked. But this was an ideal time to appreciate the blossom. Cherry blossom, apple blossom, plum blossom, pear.

I’ve always loved on blossom. The blousy pink and white blooms, just fill me with joy and gratitude. I’ve been putting myself in the path of beauty as Cheryl Strayed would argue. Then once I returned back to the North-East it was time to reacclimatise with the sea after an almost three week break. And it was painful. But I needed to get back in, to get close with her, and remind myself that I am alive. And this life is a gift. The sea, along with nature as a whole, is my medicine. And I feel it deep when I am not taking my medicine, through choice, circumstances or self-neglect.

Nature is always there for me when I’m in need or guidance. And I’m grateful for this connection. Even while I worry that we are losing more and more species and ecosystems, I keep faith and hope that we can work together to recognise and reconnect with ourselves, each other and nature to bring about systematic change to benefit all species, and the generations to come. Even in the little ways we show up for nature all count in the grand scheme of things, I think. This is why I’m excited about

🌳 The Rise Up Rooted Global Wellness Symposium 🌳

Join me on May 15th and let the Natural world lead you back home to yourself!

🌳 The Rise Up Rooted Global Wellness Symposium 🌳

Reconnect with the Earth, Reawaken Your True Nature, and Rewild Your Busy Life!

EVENT AIRS: Monday – Friday, May 15 – 19, 2023

Click here to join now for FREE! 

I’m delighted to be a featured speaker at this free global event, created by my friend Alex Strauss to serve busy people all over the world. The 5-Day Rise Up Rooted Global Wellness Symposium, May 15 – 19, is your invitation to devote a few quiet minutes each day to your own well-being. I’ll be sharing more about my connection with nature and how she helped me fall in love with myself and others as part of a panel of 20+ featured speakers. From these authors, coaches, speakers, physicians, teachers, and healers, you’ll learn practical ways to…

  • Clear space in your life to connect with the healing and uplifting power of the Earth, even when life is crazy busy
  • Find hope and inspiration for uncertain times
  • Learn simple, Natural self-care practices you can use anywhere
  • Boost immunity, beat stress, and re-energize by growing and eating your own organic herbs and vegetables
  • Reignite your creative spirit 
  • Bring the life-affirming power of “forest bathing” into your everyday life (even if you don’t have a forest near you)
  • Attune to the seasons and cycles of the Earth (and stop working against them!)
  • Recognize and apply “life lessons” from the Natural world
  • Become more intentional about the time you spend outdoors…and indoors
  • Embrace the power of mindfulness in Nature to quiet your busy brain

and so much more!

CLICK HERE to RSVP for this free event. When you register, you’ll be notified when my interview and other speakers’ interviews are available to watch. 

This isn’t like any nature-focused event you’ve seen before. During this five-day journey, you’ll learn not only WHY we all need more Nature now, but also HOW to integrate more Nature into your daily life, and exactly WHAT to do when you you do get outside.

Note: This event was created for busy people. None of these pre-recorded interviews are longer than 45 minutes, so it’s easy to watch or listen during the day, whenever it’s convenient for YOU!

I really hope you’ll decide to invest a few hours between May 15 and May 19 with me and the other speakers. I know you will come away renewed, recharged, reconnected, and ready to tackle whatever comes next!

CLICK HERE to register now.

I hope to see you there!

Sheree x

PS – Don’t worry if your bare feet haven’t touched the Earth for months or you’re not a gardener. The Rise Up Rooted Global Wellness Symposium is NOT about any one way to connect with the Earth. Instead, it’s about simple, practical steps we can all take in our day-to-day lives to be healthier, happier, and more peaceful in body and mind. (Some of them can even happen while you sleep!) CLICK HERE to RSVP now.

PAD/ 021 – Let’s say …

Let’s say you find yourself going down to the sea shore each day. Each day you’re there at a different time. At the sea shore, you find the space to let go, to surrender yourself to the moment.

The sea pulls you like a magnet, a magnet you cannot resists or pull away from even if you tried. And you don’t try because you feel as the light touches each crest of wave, rolling them with gold that your soul is fed love.

Let’s say, along the sea shore, you also take off your shoes to get closer. You might feel the damp sand between your toes. You might also feel the cold bitter water tingling your toes. You prefer the warmth yet you move further into the ebb and flow. You allow your ankles to be caressed. You allow your flesh to moan.

PAD/ 015 – origins I

body in water

shock of water

cold – body – cold – water – blood – rushing

cold – rushing in – rushing back

raging back – rerouting back

back to the core – into the body

water – cold – body – rush – rage – back

Crime Fiction – Page 2

The Beginning

I open my mouth wide, my tonsils touch the air and I scream but nothing comes out. I awake with a jolt into a heavy haze like coming up for air from a deep deep ocean. My head pounds, thump, thump, thump. Where am I? I have no recollection of this place. A room swims into focus. I’m on a high hard bed with white bars behind my head, pressing. Did these bars give me my pounding head or something else? A honeycomb patterned bedspread in a cornflower blue is covering my body. The loose ends are wound tightly around my body. My body? I want to move, I try to move but nothing happens.

My mouth is tight and full of sand. Sharp stinging pains shout out from my throat. I taste chalk. My skin itches like the trample of insects’ feet. I need to wash. I have to wash. I shift but no further. It doesn’t feel like my body. My head rushes like a burst stream headlong into emotions. But my body, this body is heavy, too heavy for mine.

When I was a little girl, littler than now, I used to imagine myself out of my body. When things got too bad, when I felt the cold, damp earth underneath. The cold slowly seeped through the skin to nest in the bones. Then my mind rushed out of the boat shed and slammed the door shut tight.

Now, my weary head searches for answers, why am I here? The search finds no good reasons or memories. No mummy or daddy hugging on me with love. No sisters or brothers to play with. Just passed from one ready made family to another. Until no one wanted a too grown up child, so they kept me in the care home. And used me. The thirst for love, for company, always there but no amount of water could ever quench. Even though my mind dived into the fast flowing river.

Here, I lie on this hard bed as silent tears collect in my ears. It’s not enough water. I have to cry these little girl tears.

I open my mouth wide, my tonsils touch the air and I scream.