MEET OUR WRITERS
VANESSA LONG is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, doula and coach, who specialises in reconnecting women to their own nature and strength in order to help them birth and mother on their own terms. She has two children - birthed and raised on Ayurveda. In this edition she writes on why it’s so important to nurture the mother after birth – see page 30. Vanessa is a Mooji devotee and a firm believer in community, truth and awakening our inner power.
NICOLE RODER lives in Maryland with her husband, four children and two dogs. A freelance writer, Nicole runs nicoleroder.com and writes for us on home educating her children alongside her writing work. Read her story on page 50. ‘My favourite thing about spring is the perfect running weather! I love to jog in the mornings, and spring is just warm and breezy enough to feel good through the whole run.’
ALEX GREGORY MBE is a two time Olympic Gold medallist and in August 2017 he took part in The Polar Row, where he and his crew successfully forged a route across unrowed Arctic waters. Alex has now retired from competitive sport and his three children, Jasper, Daisy and Jesse have inspired his next step. Read why adventure is so important on page 39.
KRISTINA MADSEN was born in Norway and now lives with her partner, Alex and their two children, Magnus, four and Mali, two. Having kids inspired Kristina to live a more sustainable life, starting with washable nappies and now taking steps to live a plastic free life. You can read about her journey and legendary turmeric face masks on page 76.
LINDA MCGURK is a nature lover and mother of two daughters. She believes that the best childhood memories are created outside, while jumping in puddles, digging in dirt, catching bugs, and climbing trees. On page 10 find her ideas for going wild with your kids.
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR OTHER WONDERFUL WRITERS, ILLUSTRATORS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS: Lucy AitkenRead, Claire Ashbourne, Dora Botta, Emma Bunton, Adharanand Finn, Naomi Fisher, Andy Fryers, Jessica Rae Gordon, Hannah Hiles, Gemma Hurditch, Sebastian Keital, Teal McGurk, Kate Orson, Claire Potter, Nadia Raafat, Kate Stephens, Jo Stevens, Nancy Striniste, Carolin Strothe, Donna Taylor