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.
Poets John Keats (1795-1821) and Dan Beachy-Quick (b.1973) share their thoughts on crickets and grasshoppers.
"Love for Other Things" by Tom Hennen. Hennen’s style is described as “almost Taoist, with a tempered knowledge of self and world." I read Hennen’s poetry and say to myself, “This is poetry that works for me”.
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 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.
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™ 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.
Poets Joyce Kilmer and Joy Harjo explore the connection between poetry and trees in their poems "Trees" (Kilmer) and "Speaking Tree" (Harjo).
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.