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June 27, 2019

How Much Time in Nature is Enough?

Naturalist and philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote, “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct […]
June 21, 2019

The Benefits of Therapy can Change Your Life

Are you on the fence about seeking help for behavior, mood, or other issues that are impacting your life? Maybe you’re not sure that looking into […]
June 17, 2019

How Spending Time in Nature Makes Us More Creative

Creativity is often a word we associate with self-described artists or poets. However, the word creativity simply means the use of the imagination or original ideas. […]
June 11, 2019

How Sunlight Impacts Your Mood

Poets write about it. Scholars muse about it. Musicians sing about it. The sun gives us life, the four seasons, and is the star which our […]
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 […]
June 1, 2019

How Spending Time in the Wilderness Increases Mental Health in Adolescents

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 50 percent of all mental health disorders begin at the age of 14 and 20 percent of adolescents […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]