#30 Escaping the city in search of the wild, with Claire Dunn

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Claire Dunn says her work as an environmental campaigner left her burnt out and disillusioned about humans relationship with the natural world.

So she quit her job, left her partner of 5 years and her house by the ocean, extracting herself from modern life to live in the Australian bush.

While Claire learnt many skills to live off the land, built a shelter with her bare hands, navigated encounters with the wild creatures of the forest, I think what touched me most was Claire’s internal journey.

Claire says she was addicted to achieving, doing, striving and proving her worth and it was the forest that brought her back into the flow of her feminine. Claire eventually realised she was not there to just learn skills or to slow down – although that was part of it – but she was there to learn how to be a woman again.

Claire’s book “My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in search of the Wild”, is her memoir of this year-long forest retreat.

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