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Part 1: A mindful answer to a major oversight – Nature isn’t an optional extra

I interviewed therapeutic workers recently and uncovered what I think is a serious oversight in our modern psyche. The conversations went something like this: Erica to therapeutic workers (several) – “Do you incorporate nature in some way into all your … Continue reading

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Witnessing the birth of a child, the most profound nature connecting experience of them all!

Last night I had the privilege of witnessing the birth of my friends baby girl. For those of you who have been there I’m sure you will agree that in terms of the most awe inspiring and humbling nature connecting … Continue reading

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Ephemeral nature creations as little windows into ‘self’

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On the beach last summer, one stone became two became three became 50… The next day, my brother… one stroke in the sand … ….became 2… became three…became… well, a lot And then, it was claimed by the sea! There … Continue reading

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Connecting to Nature – What does this mean and how do you do it?

This is what I think I know: A connection to nature is a sense of joined destiny and belonging between humans and the rest of the natural world. We may exist in relationship to each other physically distant or close … Continue reading

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Program Journal – ‘Exploring Art Exploring Nature’ with a community mental health group

From March to May I had the pleasure of  working with an adult community mental health group; our aim to explore the natural world using creative expression. A bit of context Once a week for 6 weeks we gathered together … Continue reading

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Exploring Connections to Nature through Aboriginal Art – a book review

 “An opening twelve love stories about art.” Authored by Stephanie Radok 2012; Published by Wakefield Press 2012 Kent Town, South Australia. ISBN 978 1 74305 041 5 (pbk.) “Maybe some of us are made quite simply from the earth of … Continue reading

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Connecting to land through collaborative ephemeral art, story and song

I had the pleasure today of attending a workshop hosted by Victorian Child and Nature Connection at the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) in Melbourne with the likes of three inspirational Aboriginal artists: William Barton, one of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players, … Continue reading

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2012 -2013: Roots take hold, the first blooms appear and a sense of anticipation preceeds the first crop of fruit!

In 2009 a seed of an idea planted in my mind and sprouted a few roots. In 2012, the conditions changed, the environment was right and these roots finally took hold. The first bold, brave shoot went up,  the first … Continue reading

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What do you think; Is connecting to nature important or just hippy talk ?

We are familiar with the idea that people are spending less and less time in nature but more alarmingly to me is  the lack of conscious awareness about the link between spending time in nature and sustainability. In Australia, there … Continue reading

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Human – nature interfaces; a learning journey

This blog post is a rewrite of an older post from late last year, why? because I realised that the ideas within in it have grown and grown in my mind ever since.  It is also an illustration of how … Continue reading

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