Mindfulness and Nature

Mindfulness and Nature

Mindfulness and Nature The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty...

Nature and Rootedness

We get caught up in a lot of stuff in life, and much of it can seem overwhelming and terrifying and eternal. Issues with friends or partners, things at work, the news, our leaders, other countries. Don’t get me wrong, these are problematic and they affect our lives,...

Nature Everywhere

I grew up outside. We lived outside of a small town in the mountains, in a place called The Valley of the Pines (side note: older kids from town would always rearrange the “e” and “i” in pines, so that was one of the first words I knew how to spell). I had a huge...

Nature Remains

I’m not really a poetry guy. I like Rumi and Rilke and Whitman and Rimbaud. I’ve been told those are poets for beginners, so maybe I’m just a novice at liking poetry. I don’t see myself ever going pro. I love to read,  but I am not sure I have the emotional depth...

We Are Nature

I believe one of the biggest sources of unhappiness and struggle for us as humans is the notion that we are above or apart from nature. This is because of many factors, but I think that religion, the ego and technology are the primary culprits, though I am sure there...