Is it really irrational to imagine that a young doe on losing his or her mother will feel afraid and lost? Haven't we seen mother bears distraught at the loss of a cub? And haven't we all read stories of inter-species friendships that seem to clearly point toward the fact that animals––just like us humans––will go to great lengths to experience play, affection, companionship?Read More
Walking, I can almost hear the redwoods beating. And the oceans are above me here, rolling clouds, heavy and dark, considering snow. On the dry, red road, I pass the place of the sunflower, that dark and secret location where creation took place. I wonder if it will return this summer, if it will multiply and move up to the other stand of flowers in a territorial struggle.Read More
It’s the cedar – the mother of lingonberry – that is my tree.
It doesn’t need summer – rain and snow are enough.
Its top is high and ragged, no one hears its sound.
It has a tough, long root that it sinks into gravel.
Some will say that the stories we bring home from the wild defy logic and reason. They will tell us that trees have no feelings, do not scream with thirst, or suffer when felled. They will tell us that we are too emotional in our recounting. They will tell us that the loss of a few old trees can’t possibly affect a meadow.Read More
The world is hungry for your beauty,
to bring forth
your deepest gifts.Read More
Recently, the concept of kindness has been much on my mind. I have been in London arranging for long-term carers for my 90-year-old mother who recently fell down stairs. She has fallen a lot lately, and it's clear that living alone is no longer a viable option.Read More
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.Read More
Connections are made slowly, sometimes they grow underground.You cannot tell always by looking what is happening.Read More
When did poetry arrive for you? What is your relationship to poetry? Do you write it, read it? Where does it live for you?Read More
In his early teens, his parents move the family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where, outside their apartment is a large woods. There, Bill makes friends with a sprawling Osage Orange Tree, does his first landscaping, and falls in love with a black-throated green warbler. You can listen to Bill story, by clicking here. Let it inspire you to reflect on your own life-changing adventures with nature.Read More
Shaking with emotion, trembling with fear, she will uncover, in the aftermath of this event, a deeper understanding of the disregard with which we treat the body of the Earth.Read More
James Scott Smith tells his wild soul story of spending time by a lake in Northern Ontario as a young child. Here, amid days of unstructured exploration, he describes being found by the sacred consciousness of the wild.Read More
A nature connection guide and writer who helps people cultivate intimate, mindful and juicy relationships with the natural world, Kai Seidenburg takes us on a walk into the woods close to Santa Cruz, California. There, practicing the skills of mindfulness and receptivity that she has developed over the years, she experiences a moment of deep intimacy with a bay laurel tree. Told with rich and loving detail, this beautiful story inspires us to seek out nature with a gentle heart and quiet mind.Read More
Eila Kundrie Carrico is an initiated Celtic priestess, teacher, and author THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER: STORIES OF WOMEN, WATER AND THE WORLD. As you might imagine, her story is a water story. And it is one full of adventure and awareness hard won, when a friend falls into a raging river and is swept out of sight.Read More
In her exquisitely told story, Jamie K. Reaser tells of being a six year old child, partially paralyzed at the time by a grand mal seizure, who encounters a toad in the window well while playing in the basement of her home.Read More
In her Wild Soul Story, Chara Armon challenges us to love this world, even in its broken state, as we work to interweave our own wellness with that of the natural world.Read More
In his Wild Soul Story, William Henry Searle shares his joy of growing up in Barton-on-Sea, exploring by himself, and feeling as at home by the sea and cliffs and streams as he did around the kitchen table with his family.Read More
Despite never having visited before, Taos New Mexico feels strangely familiar to L.R. Heartsong when, as a young man, he finds himself there on a cold and stormy weekend.Read More