Interbeing Wall Hanging

Today, I was working on a sample piece to show how we can take our simple illustration and replicate it into a fabric wall hanging.     Each student was invited to illustrate their own interpretation of Interbeing – a short passage written by Thich Nhat Hahn from his wonderful book – Peace is Every Step. Here is an excerpt …

A Daily Dose of Vitamin N in the City

With no forest or mountain in view I head out into the city centre to find my daily dose of Vitamin N. Traffic was heavy and noisy drowning out any possible bird song as I waited to cross the road. Soon, however, trees seemed to appear around every corner, a much welcomed sight. And it didn’t take me long to come upon my first park …

VITAMIN N CHALLENGE

The Children and Nature Network invited me to take the Vitamin N challenge as one of the challenge bloggers and social networkers to help connect children families and communities to the natural world. Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life, Richard Louv’s new book, was written to encourage widespread, diverse and accessible action to nature. Richard states, “It’s not …

Happy Fathers Day

My father gifted my 3 brothers and I a lifetime of treasured memories immersed in nature. He taught me how to climb a tree, hunt for agates and discover the magic- hidden in a chrysalis. He instilled in me, a deep love and repsect for the natural world which led me on this sacred journey of helping others rediscover the …

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. …

Let’s Make 2016 Less Stressful and More Joyful

My belief is that we can never be whole, in harmony, balanced, unless every part of us is healthy – body, mind and spirit – if we only educate the mind we are not whole, there is an emptiness that we need to fill. Nature helps nurture harmony and balance which in turn lead to happiness. The exercises we follow in my nature …