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My Favorite Books

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Haiku Enlightenment by Gabriel Rosenstock 

Gabriel Rosenstock has given us a rich collection of insights, distilled from a lifetime dedicated to the art and practice of poetry, on stepping into inspired moments. Using a generous selection of contemporary and classical haiku, he explores ideas of creativity and perception, encouraging us to calm the restless mind, notice what is overlooked, explore the world around us, and fully encounter each glowing moment.


Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. 


Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature by Micah Mortali

In his long-awaited book Rewilding, Kripalu director Micah Mortali brings together yoga, mindfulness, wilderness training, and ancestral skills to create a unique guide for reigniting your primal energy―your undomesticated true self―and deepening your connection with the living earth.


Tom Brown’s Guide to Healing the Earth by Tom Brown Jr. and Randy Walker Jr.

As a child he was taught to respect nature by an Apache elder he called Grandfather, now as a bestselling author and master tracker Tom Brown, Jr., shares his secrets for nurturing and saving our planet.


Our Wild Calling by Richard Louv

 In this book, Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence by exploring our deep bonds with other animals and calling for a transformation in how we view, treat, and inhabit our environment. Through interviews with researchers, theologians, wildlife experts, indigenous healers, parents, teachers, psychologists, Louv reveals how dogs can teach children ethical behavior, how animals in urban areas are blurring the lines between the domestic and the wild, and what role the human-animal relationship plays in our spiritual well-being.


Conscious Nature by Josh Lane

Amidst the stress and distraction of the Digital Age, it’s easy to overlook the fact that our brains are adapted to thrive in close connection with the Earth, our senses keenly attuned to Nature’s subtle signals. Meditating outdoors soothes the psyche, nourishes the body, and elevates creativity to new heights.

Through entertaining stories and over 36 engaging practices, expert outdoors mentor Josh Lane shares a pathway to exploring your own relationship with Nature for greater well-being and daily inspiration.


Podcast and Multimedia

Ologies with Allie Ward

Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life. You can listen to Ologies on Alie’s website or where ever you find your favorite podcasts.


Science Vs

Science Vs takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.


Completely Arbortrary

Completely Arbortrary is a podcast about trees and other related topics, hosted by dendrologist Casey Clapp and his tree-skeptic friend Alex Crowson.


Season by Season

Season by Season is an odyssey inspired by the 24 seasonal divisions of the year of the traditional Japanese calendar. Through poetry, sound, and more we explore the rhythm of nature expressed by the seasons. You can find Season by Season on Stitcher, Apple, and Spotify

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