What happens when we close the laptops,
put down the mobile devices,
saunter out and start listening to the trees?


Our Sacred Nature Retreat

At the end of the 1960s, a willful child was born into a Southern Baptist family. This child was raised on vacation bible school, Wednesday night suppers and twice-on-Sundays back-pew sitting. This girl child would grow up to get married to a nice man like she was...

In the Reverie of the Forest: Guided Forest Bathing for Mental Health Month

Guided forest bathing is an invitation to slow down, to breathe deeply, and to surrender to the subtle rhythms of the forest. By doing so, we unlock a host of mental health benefits, nurturing our souls and finding solace in the serenity of nature.

5 Ways to Welcome Spring

In the northern hemisphere, the Earth is beginning to awaken from her winter slumber. As we approach the threshold of the spring equinox, we are reminded of the cyclical nature of life and the importance of honoring the changing seasons. Here are five invitations to honor this time of renewal and growth.

What is Wild Church?

Wildwood Wisdom gathers on the first Sunday of each month for Sacred Sundays, an expression of Wild Church in The Netherlands. What is Wild Church? The Wild Church movement is an expression of faith that is emerging in response to the desire of some individuals to...

SEO for Forest Therapy Guides

Although it may feel antithetical to our calling as nature therapy guides,  a calling often informed by a desire to help people unplug from technology and recharge in nature, it really is essential for a nature-connected wellpreneur to have an engaging online presence...

EcoSpiritual Leaders Course

We will engage our minds, bodies, and spirits in explorations of ideas and practices aligned with EcoSpirituality. We will move through four sections — Gratitude & Grief, Forest Bathing, EcoSpiritual Practices, and Creation Care.

All bodies are sacred

A generative critique of capitalism is an essential strand in my forthcoming book Wildwood Wisdom (due out next year with Wildhouse Publications). The root of my longing to write this book is my personal experience of slowly disentangling myself from institutional...

Green Friday instead of Black Friday

This year, I’m inviting y’all to observe a Green Friday instead of Black Friday with 12 ideas for flora and fauna fun.

World Communion, St. Francis and Laudato Si’

Sunday, Oct. 2nd this year was World Communion Sunday. Today, Oct. 4th is the day marked by Catholics, some Protestants and even a few post-religious folx as St. Francis day, or the feast of Saint Francis. St. Francis of Assisi is known for his love of nature, a life...

Fall Equinox – turn, turn, turn

I was shuffling around the garden shed looking for my crate of dormant tulip bulbs when images of my childhood surfaced in the cool darkness of the Dutch dawn.  I remembered tumbling into the kitchen, grubby from school, grabbing a floppy slice of bologna to run back...

Welcome to the pack, Butterbean

Some of y’all know that we lost our dear Louie this summer to cancer. Beautiful people, it is my honor to introduce Butterbean, the newest member of our family who arrived this weekend. No paws will ever fill the Louie-sized hole in our hearts, but we are deeply...

A wildwood book deal!

Friends and kinfolx, I am excited to finally share that I’ve signed a book deal with WildhousePublications, a vibrant new imprint that aligns with my verdant vision and values. Good grief, y’all, for over 50 years I’ve been on a crooked and branching path from...


Go outside



Pay attention



Trust yourself





Wild Church in Leiden

First Sundays – 10 a.m.
in Leidse Hout Park

Wildwood Sacred is creative spritial community, made up of folks who find themselves drawn to the natural world to nourish their souls and re(connect) with the Divine. We gather at the Leidse Hout park in Leiden the first Sunday of every month.

Wildwood Sundays include nature walks, storytelling, prayer, quiet reflection, creative expressions and light refreshments.

We are an open and affirming community – everyone, everyone, everyone is welcome!

Work with Kimberly

Nature & Forest Therapy

Ecotheraputic encounters and coaching with individuals and couples.


Walkshops & Retreats

Nature immersions for schools, businesses, conferences and congregations.

Digital Community Building

Websites, social media and online community for heart-centered wellpreneurs and makers.

Research confirms that sustained, intentional contact
with nature benefits humans through:

Improved sense of wellbeing

Lower instances of stress-related illness

Improved memory and cognitive flexibility

Expansion of creativity and problem-solving

What is forest bathing?

Forest bathing, or nature therapy, is a practice of intentionally creating thin places where people can slow down, reconnect with their senses and re-awaken to the sacred that permeates all of creation.

In nature therapy, the forest is the therapist and the guide opens the doors. People are gently guided through a clearly defined sequence of invitations to slow down, allow the senses to open, and experience the environment to deepen a reciprocal relationship between participants and the forest. This supports the wholeness and well-being of both.


We are all connected,
human and more-than-human,
in an infinite loop of reciprocity.
When the natural world thrives,
we all thrive.

About Kimberly

The golden thread running through my life’s journey is a persistent calling to find, as Frederick Buechner describes, the place where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. I hope that this offering will be one in which we can flourish and discern together how best to live into that fiercely tender calling.

Time to Just Be

“Kimberly is obviously passionate about sharing her love of nature and the benefits of taking time to just “be.” She is able to make you think and be present in the moment. If you have the time to take part in one of her activities, I would recommend it.” –  NR

A repeatable experience

“Kimberly is a hospitable, holistic host who gently sets an ambiance with a welcoming inclusive tone of the anticipated journey… weaving a thread of kindness, reflectiveness and restfulness. A repeatable experience but more importantly enrichment for future walks of my own.” – SO

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

― Mary Oliver

You might not know you need it...

“Try it! You might now know you needed it until you leave lighter and refreshed.” – HR

A peaceful, calm break...

“A peaceful, calm break from the business of everyday life! Kimberly provides a perfect 🙂 connection with nature to encourage the ‘stop’ from life!” – BL

May all that is unforgiven in you be released. May your fears yield their deepest tranquilities. May all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.

– John O’Donohue

“The land knows you, even when you are lost.”

– Robin Wall Kimmerer



The Netherlands

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Open Hours

Monday – Friday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.