The more you love…

“The more you understand, the more you love; the more you love, the more you understand.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh   Making love hearts with the students and the educators is a beautiful way of expressing their love for one another and all life.    I will leave you with a little animation my son created for my book character Orange …

Deeply Rooted – We Are One

When we reawaken to the wonders of nature, we feel a new lease of life. We begin to feel happier and healthier. “We Inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body” – Thich Nhat Hanh As our love affair (intimacy) with the natural world deepens, so too, does our understanding of …

GROWING UP IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

Froebel believed play was a necessary element in educating the “whole” child allowing them to use all their imaginative powers and physical movements to explore his interests. He stated, “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” Yesterday at Educating the Heart with Nature Art we were making …

The Beauty of a Moment

Over the course of the next few months I will be writing and illustrating a new book for my children’s book series Orange Moon. I have had so much fun with my Orange Moon doll that I intend to tell part of the story through her adventures, infusing photography into the illustrated book. As with all my books, I will be incorporating …

Happy Spring Beautiful People

I would like to share one of my favourite poems with you on this sacred new day – the birth of Spring. (Even in the city I manage to find a crowd of golden daffodils – watch the video) I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and …

Valentines Day – Rekindling a Love Affair with Nature

I dont really celebrate Valentines Day, however, this year I feel its an opportunity to unite on this Valentine’s Day to let us rekindle our Love Affair with Nature The beautiful and inspiring Thich Nhat Hahn wrote ” Real change will happen only when we fall in love with our planet. Only love can show us how to live in harmony with …

Snow Moon

Did you know February’s full moon is called snow moon? I love the different moon names gifted to each month – I find it magical and inspiring. Moon names trace back to First Nations and helped tribes keep track of the seasons, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. Moon Gazing Children are fascinated by the moon Enjoy the Full Moon this evening …

FREE NATURE ART CALENDAR 2017

Good Morning beautiful people… It gives me great pleasure to share with you a little gift – a small thank you for your love and support. I hope the 2017 Nature Art Calendar will inspire you and your students, family and friends to get creative in nature throughout the year. Just click on the link below to download your free copy, please …

Gratitude

 We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude Making a daily or weekly note of what we are grateful for, helps nurture a deeper appreciation of the gifts we already have in our lives. Grateful for the bird song Together we can show gratitude and appreciation for the gift of sweet birdsong that awakens us …