June 24, 2019

How Nature Increases Confidence in Teens

As teens, we often compare ourselves to others. Competitive sports, high school cliques, and simply the complicated nature of being a teenager in America can be […]
June 20, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Practiced to Get You in Touch with Nature

Mindfulness can be defined as the act of being present in the moment while acknowledging your thoughts and feelings calmly and without judgment. You can practice […]
June 15, 2019

Activating the Senses with Nature

When we live our lives primarily indoors, our senses can become dull and out of touch. Why is this a problem? Seeing, tasting, touching, smelling, and […]
June 13, 2019

Climbing Mountains and Overcoming Addiction

When John Muir wrote, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is […]
June 9, 2019

Mother Earth: A Meditation

Sometimes we get so caught up in the nitty-gritty that it becomes easy to forget we live on a fascinating, life-giving planet that is surrounded by […]
June 5, 2019

What Science Says About Earthing

Earthing, also known as grounding, is a fancy term for connecting your barefeet to the ground. Before we existed as primarily indoor creatures, we were in […]
May 29, 2019

Nature, Healing, and Going to the Edges of the Self

Attaining what you never dreamed was possible is an exhilarating feeling. If you have been fearful of nature, doubtful of your ability to survive in her, […]
May 25, 2019

Wilderness as Endless Rebirth

Emily Dickinson said, “Sunrise: day’s great progenitor.” It’s often too easy to forget that we were born of nature. Sunrise gives birth to the day, as […]
May 21, 2019

Disconnect to Connect

In our modern moment, we are plugged in. Technically speaking, we are more connected than we’ve ever been. We can say hi to an acquaintance across […]
May 19, 2019

Re-Wilding the Feminine Archetype Through the Wilderness

With civilization comes the un-wilding of the once free-roaming, intense, high spirited, exalted feminine principle. When we say “feminine” we are not strictly talking about females. […]
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 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 […]