Kingdom of Sticks is all about connecting with nature and through that; ourselves. I have learned to appreciate that nature offers the answers to many of our modern-day issues, it provides peace, solitude, education and inspiration. Importantly it can elevate us to a place of beauty within our minds and my belief is that proximity to the clarity and truth of nature and therefore it's beauty, directly affects our well being and resilience. Building a Kingdom from sticks also describes a metaphor for re-thinking what we really value, how we build our lives and treading lightly to leave as little trace on the planet as we can. Now, as research is being published every week to provide evidence that being in natural environments improves our health and well-being, with terms like 'Social Prescribing' being used more and more often, I think we could all start to build with nature as our inspiration for a good life!