Wanderland author Jini Reddy on self care through reading and nature

Jini Reddy is the author of Wanderland, shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award for Travel Book of the Year and for the Wainwright Prize. She has contributed to anthologies, including the landmark Woman on Nature, and her first book, Wild Times won the book prize at the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards.

As a journalist and travel writer she has written widely for national print and digital media – everyone from The Guardian to TIME magazine. In 2019, Jini was named a National Geographic Woman of Impact. In her work,  she increasingly occupies a fertile cross-cultural, cross-genre space where place, spirituality, and culture meet.

In addition to her writing Jini speaks at festivals and events and coaches aspiring writers. She was born in the UK to parents of Indian descent from South Africa and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She now lives in southwest London.

You can reach Jini on Instagram @jinireddy20 and via jinireddy.co.uk


When did you last stay in bed in the morning to READ? I’ve been doing this again when I can lately and it feels like the height of indulgence.

Let me know in the comments!


I’m your host, Eve Menezes Cunningham, author of 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing and am Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I’m a trauma therapist (with lived experience), supervisor and Self care coach (integrating yoga therapy, NLP, EFT and crystals as appropriate) helping people connect with and take better care of their Self. I run Feel Better Every Day with Eve Menezes Cunningham (aka selfcarecoaching.net).

I started The Feel Better Every Day Podcast because I realised that even with the focus of my work being self and Self care, I often struggle. And so do so many of my colleagues! We’re all human! So I interviewed several of them including neuroscientists, authors writing about health and wellbeing, fitness professionals, therapists, coaches, energy workers and medical professionals. We ALL have gaps and even gulfs between what we would LOVE to be doing for ourselves each day and what we actually do. My hope with each episode is that you’ll go easier on yourself and do something rather than nothing from your own ideal self or Self care repertoire. Create a life you don’t need to retreat from! Let me know how you get on! I really love hearing from y’all.


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