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...