If it’s too late to post a Christmas present, why not send one of my Kindle books?

Did you know that UK customers can now send Kindle books as gifts?
Just visit the Kindle Amazon UK page for any title and look in the side panel for Buy for others.

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So if it’s too late to post, why not send one of my Kindle books?

Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age (paperback) Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age £1.99 BUY
50 practical tips on how to feel better without logging off. “A great reminder to explore the fusion between our virtual and natural worlds. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. The book is full of great tips and activities for taking care of ourselves online and offline.” Find out more.
Technobiophilia Technobiophilia: nature and cyberspace £12.02 BUY
Exploring the strong thread of biophilia that runs through our online lives. “Technobiophilia brings together many disciplines to explore the convergence of exposure to nature and technological use in our modern world.” Find out more.
Correspondence Correspondence £4.99 BUY
Clarke Award short-listed novel reissued in 2019 with a new introduction. “Subversive and utterly imaginative, Correspondence breaks the boundaries of conventional fiction to explore the meaning of consciousness itself.” Find out more.
Hello World Hello World: travels in virtuality £1.89 BUY
The story of a life online. A memoir/travelogue of cyberspace. “A meditation on a phenomenon that has changed not just our lives but our perceptions of ourselves.” Find out more.

Whether you’re doing it in #digital or #analogue or both: *MERRY CHRISTMAS!*

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Biophilic gifts need cost only love and time. Tip 6/7 Series 2

You’ve probably heard the saying that chopping wood for the fire warms you twice – first by the exertion of the work, then again by the heat of its burning.

This idea for seasonal gifts makes you happy twice – first with the enjoyment of making, then again with the pleasure of giving.

Home-made presents gathered from nature need cost you only love and time.  Beautiful stones collected in the countryside or on the beach can be polished and varnished to a shine or, if you are artistically inclined, painted and adorned with smaller stones, jewels, or glass.  Wood of all sizes and forms, seasoned if possible, can be carved, shaped, or decorated. Seashells have always been used in many ways – cleaned and polished they can be applied to boxes, bowls, pictures, mobiles and many other kinds of household objects.

Hand-crafted biophilic objects are also a welcome gift for someone who sits at a desk for hours and enjoys taking time out to connect with nature during the working day. A while ago I made this short video about a few very special seashells I I keep on my own desk. Unfortunately, Instagram chopped off the first few seconds, but you’ll get the drift!

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This is one of a series of tips I’m posting every Tuesday for a few weeks, highlighting Christmas gifts and activities which promote digital wellbeing. There are gifts you can enjoy making yourself, as part of your own tech/nature practice, and gifts to buy for the geeky people in your life.

Check back on Tuesday for the last tip. To make sure you don’t miss out, join my mailing list.

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Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital AgeBuying for geeky friends or family? Here’s the perfect fireside read:  Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age: how to feel better without logging off.