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 …

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 …

NATURE ART IN THE CITY

The infinite imagination of childhood is the most wonderful thing in the world This vast world of make believe is ever present in my heart as I wander the noisy streets of the city in search of nature’s magic. It isn’t long before I am gifted a delightful offering from Mother Earth….this curious crow led me to a lonely dandelion tucked …

HOW TO GET INTIMATE WITH NATURE IN THE CITY

“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 The truth is young children are naturally intimate with nature. The problem is a young child cannot venture out to …

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 Summer

‘There’s a revolution that needs to happen and it starts from inside each one of us. We need to wake up and fall in love with Earth.’ Thich Nhat Hanh I can’t think of a more magical time than right now during the summer months to reawaken that deep-rooted connection we all have with nature. Here are 5 magical and enchanting activities …

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 …