Wildwood Wisdom

nourishing our wild and precious lives

Nature & Forest
Coaching

Ecotheraputic coaching
with individuals and groups.

afterschool
Programs

Creative nature activities
for children and teens.

walkshops
and retreats

Reconnect with nature and
realign your inner compass.

25 Things to Do on a Digital Detox

25 Things to Do on a Digital Detox

Mindfulness Spirituality
At this writing, I am 165 days into my year-long social media sabbatical and I still get responses that sound...
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Walking a Sandy Path

Walking a Sandy Path

Mindfulness Reflection
This morning at low tide, we made and walked a sandy labyrinth with friends on Katwikj Stand. I met curious...
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13 Ideas for Practicing Presence

13 Ideas for Practicing Presence

Mindfulness Reflection Spirituality
There are a myriad of books, websites, podcasts and workshops dedicated to spiritual practices meant to give our wandering minds...
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Love Beyond Walls

Love Beyond Walls

Reflection Spirituality
Terrance Lester, a man who once experienced being homeless himself as a teenager, is dedicating his time and resources to...
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Calmish Cafe

Calmish Cafe

Community Meet-Up
Hangout every Sunday at 7 p.m. CET via Zoom.us Drop by anytime between 7 and 8 p.m. CET (1 p.m....
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Spring Break 2018

Spring Break 2018

Photography
Spring break 2018 brought family to town and we had a blast showing them a snapshot of our lives here....
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Social Media Sabbatical

Social Media Sabbatical

Uncategorized
I was hungry, lonely and tired when I stepped off the train at Convent Station in New Jersey back in...
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What does “openly gay” mean to you?

What does “openly gay” mean to you?

Uncategorized
Earlier this week I had a conversation with a cis-gender, straight woman whose opinion I respect, about my ruminations regarding...
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The longest night welcomes the light

The longest night welcomes the light

Uncategorized
When I opened my eyes, I was sure it was no later than 5 or 5:30 a.m. The room was...
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Wonder-full Wednesday Walks – October

Wonder-full Wednesday Walks – October

Meet-Up Mindfulness Spirituality
Where ever you find yourself this month, I hope you give yourself the gift of taking a long, sauntering. A...
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100 Ideas

100 Ideas

Mindfulness Reflection
Keri Smith is an artist and an author who has greatly influenced my take on a Calmish life. Her work...
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The False Narrative of Gay vs. Christian

The False Narrative of Gay vs. Christian

Church Homosexual Lifestyle Love Marriage
I am still reeling from the fact that there are so-called Christians here in my new homeland who are preaching...
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Wonder-full Wednesday Walks in September

Wonder-full Wednesday Walks in September

Events Meet-Up
Give yourself a long, sauntering walk today through your neighborhood and while you go, consider all the different shapes of...
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Wonder-full Wednesday Walks

Wonder-full Wednesday Walks

Events Meet-Up Mindfulness
Weekly prompts to encourage you to notice your noticing as you wander and wonder. When you take your daily walk,...
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An unremarkable life of love

An unremarkable life of love

Pride
So I’ve been mulling over something about this here queer life for quite some time, as I’m wont to do,...
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A little more about me

I earned my M.Div. from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology where my studies focused on progressive and liberation theologies. While at Candler I engaged deep study of pastoral counseling, contemplative practices, constructivist pedagogy and a myriad of soulful shenanigans. 

Since 2008, I’ve led hundreds of hours of in person and online spiritual practices in forests, parks, schools, pubs, Second Life, Livestream.com, Zoom and on Facebook.

I am currently living in The Netherlands where I moved with my wife five years ago. Previously I’ve worked as…

  • the director of digital strategy at Agnes Scott College,
  • minister of digital community with Extravagance UCC,
  • an online teacher and organizer for the Center for Progressive Renewal and The Beatitudes Society,
  • chaplain at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
  • instructional technology specialist for the Neighborhood Charter School,
  • stage manager for over a dozen productions,
  • educational tour guide at Zoo Atlanta,
  • and aerial photographer!

 
I am also:

Veriditas trained labyrinth guide;
certified as an outdoor life coach;
an ANFT nature therapy guide student
and actively engaged in Active Hope learning experiences.

 
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.