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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 Bathing Life with Duncan Murdoch

Duncan is a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy guide and the Director of Nature Connection Guide located in northern Vermont. He created the Forest Bathing Life app as a way for people to learn about the principles and application of forest bathing.  If you have ever wanted to learn more about Forest Bathing, or are struggling to find the time to be able to engage in consistent nature connection practice, the app and the six-week experience might be the right fit for you.

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.

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.

Celebrating Nature with Poetry

Poetry can be the perfect way to celebrate our connection to the natural world.  Poems about nature often tap into the essence of a moment, express the notion of biophilia, and will propel the reader beyond the written word.  

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