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The only widely accepted exception is when talking about pets

Beginning with the question of ” Who is in your nature family?” Who do you look forward to coming home to and tending to at night or visiting on the weekend, or thinking about when you are separated? Draw your … Continue reading

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Look for people: Musings on rights and worthiness

Part 1: ‘Look for people’-This is a road sign you see out around remote communities in the NT. People are part of the landscape even tho you might drive a long way and think no one is there. Other ‘signs’ … Continue reading

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No don’t kill it! The uncomfortable side of nature connection.

Connection to nature has a utilitarian side! I have been learning first hand about this from those who understand nature connection better than most, the Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. I take older Aboriginal ladies out bush for a week … Continue reading

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The parallels between violence against women and the destruction of nature.

Happy International Women’s Day! Whilst not exactly celebratory thoughts I am none the less reflecting on the parallels between the causes (drivers) of violence against women (VAW) and what could be called ‘violence against nature’. The most significant contributing to … Continue reading

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Connection to nature vs contact with nature: The wellbeing link.

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post ‘Connecting to nature, what is it and how do you do it?’ Since then, this term ‘connecting to nature’ has become the new buzz word used liberally to describe any time … Continue reading

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Are you really making a difference, are your actions true to their purpose?

The answer is yes, if  your environmental sustainability projects or daily actions increase health and wellbeing of all of nature including yourself. If that is not the case, then maybe its time to inject a bit more heart into what you … Continue reading

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Finally, nature connection in policy and practice.

We are living in hope filled times! In the City of Hume in Melbourne, there is a palpable excitement in organisations business and local government about bringing nature back into our lives. Why now ? why there ? For change … Continue reading

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Some visual thoughts on nature connection

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What is meant by ‘spirit’ and what does it have to do with sustainability?

Originally posted on The Inside – Out Project:
It is commonly accepted that human beings experience three layers of experience body, mind and spirit. Body relates to the way our physical self interacts with the surroundings; mind relates our thoughts…

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We are all indigenous

Originally posted on The Inside – Out Project:
Clearly all people do come from and belong to the earth, but the stories of the many indigenous people all over the world suggest that they know which bit of the earth…

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