The Welsh phrase “dod yn ôl at fy nghoed”, meaning “to return to a balanced state of mind”, literally means “to return to my trees“.
I wish I could say that this was the idea behind the name Where The Trees Go. But, unfortunately, it’s not. Yet this saying does express exactly what I had in mind when I started this blog. I started this blog as a platform for myself, to rediscover myself again. To return to a balanced state. In quietness, and in time.
Why, you ask? Well, like many people my age, I was focusing too much on what I thought I was expected to be. And I was extremely hard on myself at that, too. For years, I’d blindly walked the academic path, without checking in with myself to see whether I was still enjoying it. Whether I was still doing the things that really made my heart sing.
On this blog I will document my yoga journey and write about all the things that matter to me. This includes things like yoga, spiritual development, mental health, self-care, natural healing, and personal development.
I’m Britt, a 27 year-old human being who lives in Utrecht with her partner and cat Nori. I have been writing since as long as I can remember, and have had blogs since the age of 11. In addition to writing, I also love reading and doing yoga. Ever since I discovered yoga on my trip to India in 2012, I have had a more or less consistent yoga practice. For me, practicing yoga is a way to get in touch with myself and to quieten the mind, as the yoga sutras say. Hatha and yin yoga are my favourite styles of yoga.
I’ve been a vegetarian since 2010 and decided to go vegan on a whim in 2013. My main reason to stop eating meat and other animal products was an ethical one. Another important reason is the massive greenhouse gas emission of factory farming. I wholeheartedly believe that reducing our meat consumption is an important step towards a more sustainable planet. But I try to live a conscious and sustainable lifestyle in other ways as well. I avoid flying as much as I can, don’t have a car, make my own cosmetics, and am trying to live a minimalist lifestyle.
In addition to justice and sustainability, what really drives me in life is deep connection with other people. I love sharing my stories with others, and I love it when others share their stories with me. This is why I write.