Clare Walker Leslie is one of the most influential writers and teachers in the field of nature journaling. Her books have long been an inspiration to me and my work. Her latest book, A Year in Nature – A Memoir of Solace is an intimate and rich look into the pages of her journals. She reveals the way she observes, explores, reflects, and comes again and again to nature to find connection and restorative wonder. Her work demonstrates how the mindful practice of journaling can help us find peace and heal in the face of the challenges of life.