Welcome to Mutual Flourishing


Join me to explore ways to connect self-care to Earth care.

Mutual Flourishing for Self and Earth means moving into ways of living that honor all of Earth’s life forms.  This includes people and other mammals, insects, plant life, air, water, soil, and all ecosystems.  Mutual Flourishing means acknowledging and honoring the interdependence that is a scientific and spiritual reality.

I welcome women who are seeking to connect self-care to Earth-care, or to experience a consciously embodied life and Earth-care in relation to each other.  Male readers are welcome, also, but in a time when women especially struggle with honoring our bodily wisdom in a culture that often opposes it, I focus on helping a primarily female audience to discover how our own needs can be addressed in tandem with ecological needs.  In ways that seem surprising at first but then obvious, our own bodies and Earth’s body are facing similar crises and similar opportunities for healing.


You are in the right place if you are interested in how your personal well-being connects to ecological well-being.  You’re in the right place if you want to know more on this topic, want to participate in a supportive community, and want visionary leadership from me regarding thriving in Mutual Flourishing.

Reweaving and Restoration means re-connecting our lives to the natural world, for mutual healing.  It means restoring human health (physical, mental, and spiritual) as we restore our damaged planet.


Do you want to feel hope about the future of humanity and the Earth?

If you are committed to self-development, worried about environmental problems, yet want to be hopeful and involved, you’ve found the right community.

If your self-development quest is ever derailed by fear or anger about the environmental problems that seem so menacing, please join me in vision and action toward a flourishing future.

If you passionately love the natural world and seek to live from this place of love, please read, learn, comment, and contribute here.

If you feel anxiety when you hear the latest news about climate change, pollution, resource depletion, species extinction, and other indicators of ecological trouble, join me for considering how our personal attitudes and lifestyle choices can contribute for the good.

If you feel an inner desire to live in harmony with the plant and animal species with whom we share the Earth, please consider my offerings: a growing online community here and on Facebook, this blog, a 2014 telesummit that brought together leading voices in human-Earth flourishing (and for which recordings remain available at www.healingearthself.com), and e-courses and other materials that lead and inspire you into living a life of Mutual Flourishing.

I’m so glad you’ve joined me on this journey toward vibrant health for people and planet. 



28 Responses to Welcome to Mutual Flourishing

  1. Rose says:

    Thank you Chara for all you are doing to raise awareness about the importance of being good caretakers and living in harmony with our precious Mother Earth.

  2. chara says:

    Thank YOU, Rose. My advocacy or leadership are only effective when others respond with interest. Thank you for caring.

  3. Fay Ferris says:

    I have a similar passion, although I wrote my manifesto on another issue I’m passionate about, too.

    I began my health site NuHealthNews.com on the premise that our earth and inhabitants are all one body. What we do to our own bodies, we do to her. When we pollute, we poison ourselves.

    Thanks for speaking it.

    • chara says:

      Thanks for your interest, Fay. I’ll take a look at your site and see what you are up to! I believe it’s vital for many people to work on the human/natural world connection from multiple angles.

  4. Barbara O'Donnell says:

    Blessings of hope, Chara.
    I really like your language of creating a “heart centered business.”
    Describing yourself as a teacher of “mutual flourishing” has been my experince of you and I am sure that your on-line courses and other ways of educating will be well received.
    You have my continued support and encouragement for all of your efforts.

  5. Carey says:

    Great job expressing the vision for healing self & earth!
    i learn more & more about the connection as i grow gardens for nourishment and beauty.
    i am always encouraged to find another soul bringing this awareness for the benefit of everyone.
    mahalo, sincerely, Carey

    • chara says:

      Carey, thanks for your comment. I’d love to hear about your gardens! Feel free to tell me more if you like. Right now I’m excited about doing significant fall gardening for the first time.

  6. Sandy Traslavina says:

    Thank you. PEACE and LOVE.

  7. susan says:

    thank you. love and light

  8. kim says:

    Hello Chara: interesting how the Universe works, I have spent my life with animals (your eyes match your last name-lobos). I spent 19 years with wolves. I have just purchased a farm and my plan is to help people heal with animals and Gaia. I am looking forward to your mentorship. Kim

    • chara says:

      Hello, Kim. Thank you for your interest. Your work with people and animals sounds truly wonderful! Please keep in touch. warmly, Chara

    • Robstarseed says:

      I just read that you have purchased a farm. I had a dream 3 nights ago that showed me a possibility of a demonstration of natural living project that I might be involved in. It’s focus would be the idea of a demonstration and conference center. It might have a core group who run it and live as a sort of community. Are you open to practical experienced persons joining you in some way? What country is the farm in? blessings Robstar

      • chara says:

        Hello, Robstar. No, the farm was purchased by someone else who commented below! I have a home permaculture garden. Best wishes, Chara

  9. Susan Andersen says:

    MY question is about how to access the Tele Summit on Healing Earth, Healing Self. I received the confirmation, however, there was no information about when it will take place or how to listen to the speakers. Thanks you for this work!!!!

    • chara says:

      Hello, Susan. Thanks for your interest in the Telesummit! After you signed up, you should have received a confirmation email asking you to click “yes, subscribe me.” If you did that, you are in good shape! The event begins on November 4 and runs through the 7th. Starting on November 4, you’ll receive a daily email with the access link. If any other questions arise, feel free to let me know.

  10. Sunnee says:

    i was so swelled up with love and joy that I passed this opp onto lots of folks, and just wanted to thank you personally.
    looking forward to this, TONS!

    • chara says:

      Sunnee, your enthusiasm means a lot to me! Thanks for sharing the information. My service can flourish when others respond–thanks for responding.

  11. delfo says:

    Dear Chara,

    many thanks for giving such an opportunity.

    I’m looking forward to be connected

    Take care



  12. Monica Lampe says:

    Gratidão por oferecer-nos este lindo trabalho.

  13. Michele Dubow says:

    Interested in autoimmune course and relationship to healing of the earth and by the earth. Thank you!

  14. Nauman says:

    I am interested in the autoimmune course and its relationship to the healing of the earth and was wondering what your journey was that lead you to come up with such a course and I wanted to find out more about the nature of this course. Thanks.

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