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.

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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 climate and environment.
  • A place of beauty and sanctuary.

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Sadly today we lack an intimacy with the natural world. Loss of contact with nature is nature’s loss.

Part of my work as a nature educator is helping adults to rekindle that love affair with nature that has been lost – bringing harmony and balance back into their lives. And one of the simplest ways to begin nurturing a deep love and respect for nature is to take a walk in the woods and forest.

Walking in nature makes us happier and healthier. Spending time around trees and looking at trees reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and improves mood. Time in nature opens our hearts and makes us realise we are part of nature too.

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Helping adults rekindle thier own personal connection with nature is one of the most joy-filled and rewarding parts of my job. For this new found love of the natural world will be shared with the children in thier lives. These children grow up and become the new generation of forest protectors.

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“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” ― Rachel Carson

I invite you to join us on this beautiful and sacred journey…

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To learn more about the Nature Art Program visit: Educating the Heart with Nature Art

Wishing you all a beautiful and peaceful weekend in nature, love Marghanita x

 

 

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