Can a whole continent be your homeplace?

  As I write to you I’ve just come in from pulling out spent cucumber vines and planting fall kale.  I love this time of year!  Read on to find your final access to this summer’s Mutual Flourishing Forum, a discount in the next week only on flower essence consultations, and thoughts on summer experiences in nature. Can a Whole …

How are you interweaving nature’s presence into your life?

How are you doing with interweaving nature’s presence into your life?  I loved talking about this recently with my dear friend, Lindsay Pera, and I hope you will listen to our conversation.  We explored ways to live within nature’s rhythms, Lindsay explained what her “Plus Nature” recommendation means and how easy it is, and we each shared views on how …

Why Do You Need to Get Dirty to Be Happy?

  Greetings in July!  Why do you need to get dirty to be happy? Learn why in my conversation with organic farmer’s wife, herbalist, and chiropractor, Charis Lindrooth. Charis and I talk about the deep craving people are feeling for connection to nature, how to build your own nature connection, and why dirt is a crucial part of it! You …

Being in Your Heart in Nature

Greetings! As we welcome June I’m offering you a video conversation I recorded recently with herbalist, coach, and spiritual mentor Chonteau McElvin. Chonteau and I discuss how nature can support your internal and spiritual explorations.  Chonteau has much to offer and I hope you’ll enjoy our conversation.  We touch on the difference between exploring nature with your head and exploring …

Announcing the Mutual Flourishing Forum

  Announcing the Mutual Flourishing Forum: inspiring conversations to help you find your way in your connection to the natural world, your body, and your soul It’s been several weeks since I’ve written here, and that’s a surprise to me.  As someone who usually has a lot to say, I find myself in an ongoing stage of deep inner development.  …

Manatee love and Mutual Flourishing in Italian

    Earlier this week I returned from 3 days in Florida with my family. After a number of childhood and young adult visits to Florida, this time I finally realized my dream of seeing manatees. For many years I have felt drawn to these gentle, ponderous, plant-eating water creatures.  It was pure joy to watch them swimming in an …

She breathes, shines, blesses

This week I offer you quiet thoughts from a winter’s day in North America.   Whether you live where weather’s warm or cold today Whatever your inner state, be it peace or frenzy, Look beyond yourself to the larger Self around you: She breathes, shines, blesses– Through snow and rain, Through sun and wind.  In trees, blossoms, rivers. The Earth …

What is the Earth requesting now?

    January greetings to you. You may have noticed that the Mutual Flourishing newsletter has been quiet lately.  I didn’t want to add to the barrage of holiday offers that seem to cascade upon all of us around the holidays.  Also, I’ve been in a state of reflection, processing, healing, and discernment in my personal life and tending to …

Do You Know the Language of the Wild?

      Do your ways of speaking, feeling, and thinking draw you closer to nature, or set you apart from it?  In this article, my colleague Mary Reynolds Thompson brings us her perspective on language that weaves us closer to the Earth.  An eco-coach and facilitator of poetry therapy, Mary specializes in helping people connect more deeply to the …

What calls you into nature connection?

                  Welcome.  In our final week of the Healing Earth, Healing Self Forum, we hear from Chonteau McElvin, life coach, herbalist and modern day shaman.   In this audio article Chonteau shares how nature has become a family member for her. Her storytelling is magical and deep as she weaves layers and threads together to …