Wildness and Wellbeing

Wildness and Wellbeing is a podcast dedicated to finding a sense of calm through nature. Getting outdoors, being in the moment and living a happier, healthier lifestyle. 🏞️🥾🙌

About me

Hi, I'm Tim!I know how it feels to be stuck, struggling to work out who you are and which direction you're heading.I was there, at a point in my life where I felt there was a need for change. If I'm honest, I was in self-destruct mode, not living the healthiest lifestyle and feeling like I wasn't fulfilling my true purpose. But I found my way, discovered my true self, with a sense of clarity and direction.One of the key things for me was discovering the outdoors and connecting with nature. It brings me a sense of peace, that I'm part of something bigger. I love to hike, climb and am a big advocate for wild dipping! Yoga has also become a really important part of my life.It’s been a journey of self discovery, where I’ve learnt so much about myself and continue to do so every day...Please note that I am not a mental health professional :)

The podcast

I've met some truly inspirational individuals along this journey which is why I've created this podcast to help and inspire other people. 💚

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My Journal

In 2024 I decided it was time for a change, something I never had done before and go travelling! I quit my job, sold my possessions and hit the road with only a 40 litre, (now 28 litre) 😅 backpack. Follow my journey below! :)


My time in Danang

It was nice to get to the beach and chill, here's what I got up to the beautiful city of Da Nang.


Getting the sleeper train in Vietnam

Heading from Ninh Binh to Da Nang on a sleeper train. The 14 hour ride cost around 34£ first class... although I'm not quite sure if there is a second class on this! There were some beautiful views of the coast along the way. 😊👍


The natural beauty of Ninh Bình, Vietnam

After the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, my journey continues in Vietnam. Finding myself in Ninh Bình, first stop was the resort of Tam Cốc-Bích Động, checking out the Cố Viên Lầu museum, Thai Vi Temple (Đền Thái Vi) and Hang Thiên Hương. Then onto Hang Múa with the Lotus Garden, Mua Caves, a trek up to Small Pagoda, Big Pagoda and Dragon. Next day was a visit and a boat ride to Di sản Tràng.


Read my article on Coco Travels

A peach ice tea at Sam Rooftop Coffee in Hanoi

Check out my article on the "5 Rooftop Cafes in Hanoi, That You Should Not Miss" here!


About my time in Hanoi, Vietnam

It's been about a week since I left Hanoi so I thought I'd do a vlog of what I got up to while I was there. 😊👍


Train Street - Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi Train Street is a narrow train bypass which sees a couple of trains pass daily. Nestled in Hanoi's Old Quarter, this narrow alley attracts travellers to grab a coffee and some food while watching the trains pass by.


Chiang Mai Night Market, Thailand

I visited the Wua Lai Walking Street Market in Chiang Mai on a Saturday evening... it was pretty big and we didn't manage to cover everywhere! There was amazing crafts, food, souvenirs, places to get piercings, tattoos and plenty of Thai pants!


Yoga Teacher Training complete. 🤗

A group of people with their yoga teacher training certificates upon completion at Yoga Vidya Mandiram

I’m going to be honest, yoga teacher training was tough! When I first signed up, I was just thinking about asanas, not all of the other elements of yoga - chanting, nidra (relaxation), meditation, philosophy, pranayama, shat kriya, anatomy… The knowledge that I picked up over the 22 days that I spent there was invaluable. The course was pretty intense but I wouldn't have had it any other way as I learnt so much from the teachers who all gave so much of their time to ensure that we got the best out of the experience!

A hut in the jungle at the Mae Win resort in Chiang Mai

The setting was beautiful - in the jungle about one hour outside of Chiang Mai. The team really went out of their way to make me feel at home. It was so peaceful and to my amazement there was only five of us on the course! We had some beautiful excursions which you probably will have seen from my other video/ posts.

A group of people enjoying a traditional Thai hot pot at the Mae Win Guest Resort in Chiang Mai.

I learnt so much about myself and found some really useful tools to bring into my overall practice. It was such a beautiful time, I can't express how grateful I am to the teachers and the amazing individuals that I spent it with.You can check out the Yoga Vidya Mandiram website here and the courses that they have avaiable.


Huay Hoy Waterfall, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Visit to the amazing Huay Hoy Waterfall in Chiang Mai. It even has a cave underneath! 🤗


Luang Khun Win Monastery

The beautiful Luang Khun Win Monastery - Wat Luang Khun Win in Chiang Mai Thailand. Such a spiritual, peaceful place, full of nature and love.


Bamboo Rafting Chiang Mai

Afternoon Bamboo Rafting session in Chiang Mai! 🤗


Mae Sa Pok Waterfall

Another day break from yoga teacher training:We went on a short walk to Mae Sa Pok Waterfall in Chiang Mai for a refreshing splash. It was absolutely stunning, mega slippery, so be careful. You can walk behind the waterfall and there's a beautiful little shrine! 😌👍


The Wonders of Don Inthanion National Park

Day off day from yoga teacher training in Thailand:Me and my yoga friends had a day out to Doi Inthanon National Park in, Chiang Mai. We started off at Wachirathan Waterfalls, followed by visiting the highest peak in Thailand. We then set off on a hike with bamboo sticks on the Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail, followed by visiting the King and Queens. Nicky, our guide also took us to his friends coffee plantation with a waterfall. We had just enough time for sunset too! 🤗


Downsizing already!? 😅

The Cotopaxi Allpa 28 litre Travel Pack next to the Osprey Farpoint 40 litre backpack

So when I left the Thailand I set off with my Osprey 40L Farpoint backpack. I had thought to myself “yes #win” when I managed to fit all of the gear that I’d been accumulating for my trip into my pack, not thinking about the weight restrictions for carry on! 😅After spending a good couple of weeks weighing items individually and stripping things back, I finally got it below the 7kg weight restriction. Don't get me wrong I was carrying my Chromebook in my Passenger jacket pocket and the biggest bumbag known to humankind! 🤣Once I hit Chiang Mai I had a day to kill before yoga teacher training. I then realised one thing that I didn't take into account… the heat! 🥵 My backpack was filled with my jeans and a lot of heavy gear that I clearly wasn't going to wear in late 30°C to mid 40°C heat... so I made the decision to strip back.I did initially want the Osprey Sojourn Porter 30L, but as that had only just come out and was too hard to get hold of I opted for the Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Pack, which meant ditching the packing cubes. On inspection it's a little bit tight but I think it will work.Since coming to Thailand, I've actually only been alternating with two t-shirts when I actually have four. Although my Passenger Active T-shirts are wicking, they only last a day, if not two and then have to be washed. Whereas my Patagonia Technical T-shirts seem to last about four to five days. So it's the little things like this that can be stripped out of my pack.Let's see how I go! 😅


Life coaching

As a life coach, my aim is to empower and enable self-actualisation, guiding you to discover who you are within. This will help to unlock your true potential and identify and reach those goals in life!I live by my core values…* Openness
* Honesty
* Confidentiality
* Authenticity
* Empathy
* Nature
These are part of my practice and are at the forefront of everything I do.If you feel that you are stuck between a rock and a hard place or simply are not where you want to be then please get in touch and we’ll have a chat.

What is life coaching...

Life coaching is a collaborative relationship to identify and reach goals, devise solutions, actualise potential and achieve positive growth with transformation. Self actualisation and empowerment.

What a life coach isn't...

* A counsellor or therapist
* Manager
* Mentor
* Teacher

Pricing

Initial online consultation - Free
1 hour online session - £40
5 online sessions - £175 (£35 each)