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Redefining what me mean by practical

Erica: A deeper conversation about the needs of people and nature is often seen as secondary  at best to the ‘practical’ aspects of sustainability Anthony: Perhaps then its about redefining what we mean by practical Erica:  Yes good point, the … Continue reading

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Hidden in plain sight

I sit on the front porch,…  ….its warm even though its raining, there is mist on Big Hill and swirling dark clouds are coming in. Its one of those rainy days where you are grateful that it is too wet … Continue reading

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Creativity and social change go hand in hand

To create social change in the world we must understand who we are as individuals,  what we stand for and consider what we are going to create through our own actions and ways of being. I picture this process of … Continue reading

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Part 2 of A mindful answer to a major oversight: Cultivating gratitude for nature

“You think this is just another day in your life? It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today. It’s given to you. It’s a gift. It’s the only gift that you have right … Continue reading

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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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Human – nature interfaces; a learning journey

Originally posted on HumaNature Connect:
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…

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