This diary records my personal pathway to becoming a Student of Nature.
It can be anyone’s journey, but this one is mine.
I came back to the land on my quest to bring healing and meaning into my life. And sure enough, Nature was here waiting for me. Nature waits for you, too.
This path began during a year-long adventure in a little converted minivan, where I began healing from an injury that changed the direction of my life, leaving me unable to work and needing a great deal of self-care.
It was during this cross-continent journey I discovered the healing power of sitting beside the ocean, howling at the moon, talking with the cacti and sleeping under the skies in canyons. All of these actions calmed an overstimulated nervous system and helped me breathe more deeply.
Following the sun and moon helped restore balance. When I returned “home” it was clear I no longer wanted to live in a city. I had developed an appetite for the outdoors. I was hungry for knowing about nature.
So the road journey ended with a new beginning – the purchase of 60 acres of woodland and meadow on the beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, in unceded Mi’kmaw territory.
This blog is for those of us who feel depleted, over-stimulated, discouraged and at times a bit hopeless in an urban environment. Who maybe feel isolated or disconnected in our day-to-day lives and aren’t prepared to accept that as normal.
It’s for those of us determined to find more meaning in our lives, to live with our eyes and hearts wide open and longing to discover what it means to live in community.
This is a place for those of us who refuse to coast through life, swept into eddies of consumerism, information and incessant social media. For those of us who hope for better and want to do something creative with that hope. For those of us who need to get our hands dirty with it.
This is a little blog about finding ourselves amidst the noise of today’s culture of consumption, and finding peace and balance on our terms; as a Child of Nature.
Pull up to the fire and let’s face life together, with curiousity and wonder. With a spirit of openness and childlike abandon. Let’s play 🙂
With our whole hearts.