Belonging is a core need. I have found this to be true in my research on healing (as well as in cult recovery) and of course, in life. I didn’t know that the Eucalyptus would agree. But when I asked it about healing, it replied with a heart-warming offer: “What you really long for is to belong. So why not belong to one another, here, where I shape your landscape and you shape mine?” This is an excerpt from my new book (work in progress) “Plant Talk – When the Tree Hugs You Back.” Plants give their advice on healing – and so much more. Illustrations by Caroline Bagnall.