International Forest Day – Remembering Our Deep Rooted Connection

International Forest Day arrives on Monday and I felt compelled to help raise awareness of these beautiful and sacred life-giving spaces – our enchanting forests. Forests are vital to the survival and well-being of people everywhere. A shelter for people. A habitat to biodiversity. A source of food, medicine and clean water. A vital role in maintaining a stable global …

Take a walk in nature

In our increasingly busy world of technology we tend to lose sight of the small things in life. Like making time for a walk in nature. And yet – we are nature, we depend on nature to survive, nature is the source of our food, our water, our air. Could our disconnection be the source of our discontent? I believe so. …

Grateful for your love

Gratitude Nature’s Beauty Cultivates Gratitude This short simple animated video represents the ever-flowing love and beauty that exists in all of us, in everything, in every moment of every day. This abundant love cultivates gratitude. The more grateful we are, the happier we become. Seeing beauty in everything, all the small things become precious and sacred, and our life becomes …

Reconnecting with Nature

Many adults and children are more stressed and anxious than ever before; we are destroying our beautiful planet and our happiness is diminishing. By reconnecting with nature, we move toward a more sustainable future for our planet and a much happier and holistic existence for ourselves. I invite you to join us on this beautiful sacred journey of rediscovering our deep …

Short Introduction Course

Q: Want to be happier, healthier and more creative? A: Immerse yourself in nature. I can show you how with “Educating the Heart with Nature Art” Program. The first two chapters on this beautiful journey of rediscovery offers you personal enhancement development and gifts you balance and harmony back into your life: Short Introduction Course: Chapters 1 and 2: Personal …

Freedom to Play and Explore

Children need meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature. All young children are creative. Nature play helps nurture imagination and creativity. “In their play and self-directed exploration they create their own mental models of the world around them and also models of imaginary worlds. Adults whom we call geniuses are those who …

Love is the universal language understood by all

I wished to convey in my painting the need to share our love – to cradle with gentleness and purity. When we hug someone, we envelope them with our love – in this embracement, peace and joy are shared. A hug makes us feel protected and loved and this touching gesture does wonders for our well-being. (The benefits of hugging) A smile is the …

Where The Wild Things Are

My son and his friend head out for an adventure. They are off to build a DEN in the woods next to the waterfall where the wild things are. Den making is part of the magic that occurs when children and nature mix. That natural magic is part of childhood. The lack of time spent outdoors is having an effect on children’s …

Educating the Hearts of Our Children

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Dalai Lama speak at the Heart-Mind Summit organized by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. He was speaking to an audience that had come together to “be the village”, to take responsibility for what he calls “educating the hearts of our children“. “Our care for others, says the …