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.

Nature, Poetry, and Ecopoetry

The 1960s brought an awareness of an emerging environmental crisis. This crisis captured the attention of poets and led to the creation of ecopoetry. Ecopoetry can then be separated into three large categories: nature poetry, environmental poetry, and ecological poetry.

August Poems

August has promoted many poets to pick up the pen and start writing.  Here are two poems by Lizette Woodworth Reese and Sara Teasdale that reflect my August experience.

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.

EcoNIDRA™ with Amanda

EcoNIDRA™ is a combination of Yoga Nidra and nature connection practices. Certified EcoNIDRA™ teacher Amanda Bond talks about her experience finding the practice and then becoming a teacher.

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.

NW Nature Digest: Biophilia

The human trend towards a life separated from the natural world is identified as one of the reasons that we have rapid rates of species extinction and environmental destruction. Reestablishing, or strengthening, a connection to nature is one of the ways that individuals can help reverse this trend.

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