Sep 27, 2020
Growing up, Lara Cowan was a confident high-achiever and spent every minute she could outdoors. However, she coped badly with the effects of anxiety and depression that she didn’t acknowledge for more than a decade. She has suffered a traumatic break-up a year after having a baby at 21, then lived just battling with a mindset that challenged her every day.
Shielding her trauma from others she lived in survival mode, searching for healing. But her nature connection saved her life. Lara is now on a mission to create a school of nature, an in-person and online nature connection club that has been created with the aims of fostering good mental health while caring for the future of our planet.
“You have to forgive yourself for what you think. Forgive other people for what they think and what they do and just look forward. Living your truth is the best favour you can do to the world.”
ABOUT LARA COWAN
Lara was 21 with her baby girl in her arms, living on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean when she set up her first business. She went on to become a an award-winning property entrepreneur and strategist, studying horticulture and volunteering for mental health and gardening charities in her spare time.
Along the way, she has also squeezed in developing a Mindfulness coaching business with former Monk and Interfaith chaplain at Imperial College, Karuna Priya and featured in the FT, How to Spend It and the Telegraph, but foremost she says she is a mum and big sister.
Lara’s purpose shines through her work where she has carved out a niche in creating Botanic Shed School of Nature. She is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio Oxford and Journal of Biophilic Design talking about ways to access the healing power of nature.
Lara’s membership club and healing centre will teach the art of love through nature therapy. “The human is a map of emotions and possibilities. This school of nature is designed to teach people how to navigate it.”
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