May 17, 2019

Receptivity, Nature, and the Divine Feminine

The Divine Feminine can be seen as an endlessly nurturing, creative, generative, and adaptive quality. We all have masculine and feminine energies within us. When we […]
May 15, 2019

What Mother Nature Teaches Us About Non-attachment

Perhaps you have heard of the Zen Buddhist principle of non-attachment. The Buddha famously said, “attachment is the root of all suffering.” We can look to […]
May 13, 2019

Mother Earth Wants to Regenerate, We Want to Regenerate

Revival, renewal, reinvigoration, reawakening, reappearance. These are all words that we might associate with the natural world. The earth shows us over and over again that […]
May 11, 2019

The Healing Powers of the Sublime Wilderness

The wild and immense nature of the wilderness and the natural world at large is what we would call sublime. The idea of the “sublime” can […]
May 9, 2019

How Nature Debunks The Myth of Isolation

Isolation simply means that we feel disconnected from ourselves, other people, and our environments. It’s likely that if we feel disconnected from one of those things, […]
May 7, 2019

Nature as Endless Source of Inspiration

Nature is the simple answer to life’s seeming mundanity. Life as we know it can often seem like a repetition of tasks, chores, and schedules. When […]
May 5, 2019

Contribution Changes Children

Andrew J. Fuligni, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at UCLA, writes for The Conversation, explaining how his studies helped him discover that adolescents and teenagers have […]
May 3, 2019

How To Inspire Awe Through Nature In Everyday Life

In our previous blog post, we talked about the awe-inspiring science of nature and how the adventurous activities of a wilderness therapy program can provide life […]
May 1, 2019

The Awe-Inspiring Science Of Nature

We do a lot of “awwwww”-ing in our world today. Today, emotional media is run on sentiment, nostalgia, and an ever-increasing amount of ‘cute’, which varies […]
April 27, 2019

Ecofeminism 101

Ecofeminism is simply a feminist approach to understanding ecology. It can be seen as a “new term for ancient wisdom” and was developed in the 1970s […]
April 25, 2019

Plant Life: An Exercise in Empathy

The famous botanist George Washington Carver said, “All flowers talk to me and so do hundreds of little living things in the woods. I learn what […]
April 23, 2019

Embracing the Unknown Through Nature

Carolyn Merchant, author of Autonomous Nature: Problems of Prediction and Control from Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution, wrote, “There is no single concept of nature; […]
April 21, 2019

Finding Meaning Through Archetypes in the Natural World

An archetype is a universal symbol that can be a character, action, theme, symbol, or setting that shape our experiences. The psychologist Carl Jung was the […]
April 17, 2019

Healing Toxic Masculinity Through Nature

A patriarchal society is harmful to both men and women, as it assigns specific gender roles and promotes socially restrictive attitudes about gender. This prevents people […]
April 15, 2019

As Above, So Below

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” This is similar to the ages old adage, “As above, so […]
April 13, 2019

What We Can Learn from the Phases of the Moon

In a world where living and sleeping indoors by artificial light is the norm, it can be easy to forget about the natural powers of the […]
April 11, 2019

Connecting to Nature and Growth through Expansion and Contraction

Writer and doctor Andrew Weil wrote, “At the very center of our being is a rhythmic movement, a cyclic expansion and contraction that is both in […]
April 9, 2019

Nature as the Original Maternal Force

“I remember feeling like pieces of me were scattered around the world; I belonged to her, Mother Earth.” Raquel Cepeda wrote this in reference to her […]