Mini Season: Cold Dew

Early October welcomes the mini season of Cold Dew.  This season runs from October 8 until October 22.  During this time the nights are getting progressively colder and the days are getting shorter.  Frost can be expected in the mornings, but it usually disappears with the rising sun.

The Sense of Wonder

The reasons for wanting to pass down knowledge can be various, but what remains the same is the underlying hope that others can benefit from your experiences. Today we have two books from accomplished authors that contribute to creating a sense of wonder in the natural world.

Mini Season – Autumn Equinox

The mini season of Autumn Equinox runs from September 22 until October 7. The harvest moon is a relevant kigo, or seasonal words, to use when writing haiku about this season. Today we have six haiku by four haiku masters that reference the harvest moon.

Noticing the 72 Seasons

The 72 seasons ask us to slow down. If we think about everything in micro-seasons, the beauty of everyday life opens up. Each block of time brings its own magic, and likewise, its own poetry to the world.

Visualizing Nature: Essays on Truth, Spirit, and Philosophy

Visualizing Nature: Essays on Truth, Spirit, and Philosophy, is edited by Stuart Kestenbaum. In this book, Kestenbaum asked the essayist “How does nature speak to you? And how do you listen to nature?’ Each essayist responded in their own way harnessing their personal experience and expertise to share stories about forests, deserts, coral reefs, and shorelines.

4 Podcast on The Healing Power of Nature

The healing power of nature has been well documented, so it should be no surprise that people who felt the benefits of nature have taken to podcasting to share their experiences. This article shares four podcasts that are worth listening to if you want to learn more about how nature heals.

Forest Therapy with Marie Bourdon

Shinrin-yoku, also known as Forest Bathing, has been shown to reduce stress levels and blood pressure, boost energy and creativity, and strengthen your immune system. Marie Bourdon talked with us about her experience becoming a Forest Therapy Guide and what inspires her about this work.

The Beyonder with Andrew Knight

The Beyonder explores the history and folklore of Buckinghamshire, England. Focusing on the colorful characters living in the area and local businesses and artists who share a fascination for the great outdoors.

NW Digest: Technobiophilia

Can technology support our connection to nature? Technobiophilia suggests that humans have an "innate attraction to life and lifelike processes as they appear in technology” and, if used thoughtfully, it can support our well-being.

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