TAKE A BREAK FROM TECHNOLOGY

It’s the weekend – time for me to Unplug! Why not take a break from technology and spend sometime in nature this weekend. I have selected a few videos and posts to inspire…. Even in the city we can get intimate with nature – watch the video: Take a hike – visit your local regional park – watch the video: …

Nature play awakens our senses, minds and hearts

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. By stepping outside, nature can help nurture harmony and balance which in turn lead to happiness. Nature nurtures the soul, …

The Power of Imagination – Soup, Bugs and Journals

Imagination stirs in nature… The students decided they would make soup. The giant tractor tire became the cooking pot. The students gathered cones, grasses and wildflowers to add to their bubbling soup. Later the tire became a sailing boat and then a witches couldron. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire …

Finding Nature in the City

I do not have to go to the forest in order to nurture my creativity, be inspired, or bring forth the child within, one single tree can ignite my imagination beyond belief, a single leaf can leave me spellbound by its intricate detail. “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to …

Taking the class into Nature – it’s powerful!

FALLING IN LOVE WITH NATURE All children need to see and experience trees to understand their deep-rooted connection to these magnificent beings and the positive impact they have on our well being. Continuing our project “MUSIC AND STORIES FROM THE SPIRIT OF THE TREES” – inspired by a beautiful piece of music by Jon Sherman – Butterfly Blue (see previous …

Pots of Goodness – Healthy Eating Habits

Providing opportunities for children to grow their own fruit and vegetables is a great way to get them outdoors and connecting with nature. By growing and eating fresh organic food, it introduces them to healthy eating habits. They get to learn where food comes from, how it grows and they get to spend lots of time outdoors, tending to their little peach tree …

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. …

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 …

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 …