Category Archive: Inspiration

Aug 05

Growing a Relationship Through Nature

If we consider what qualities make up a healthy relationship, communication, trust, and respect would certainly be at the top of list. But how many of us would include an appreciation of nature as a vital component in a relationship? Just in time for our Couple’s Quest Canoe Trip later this month, we’re examining why …

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Jul 16

Be Where Your Feet Are: Mindfulness Made Easy

How much of your life do you spend in the present? For many of us, practicing mindfulness by appreciating the present is a difficult and rarely enjoyed feat. Whether we’re planning tonight’s dinner, coordinating pick up times for the kids’ extracurricular activities throughout the week, or booking a vacation for winter break—our To-Do Lists often …

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Jul 11

Finding a Natural Balance

What is the difference between the adrenaline-stirring adventures that we love—like rock climbing, kayaking, and skiing—and what we call “natural disasters”? How do urban botanic gardens differ from the most remote meadows of Rocky Mountain National Park where wildflowers paint the landscape? Our love for adventure revolves around a subtle distinction between what Timothy Morton …

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Mar 06

Emotional Relationship with Nature

If you are reading this, you might be familiar with the fruits of a personal connection to nature —nourished by the memory of a tree or a river from your childhood, or the birds or deer that regularly pass through your backyard. Even if you move or travel frequently, perhaps there is some omnipresent element of …

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Sep 09

Wild Geese

I’ve been appreciating my life so deeply in the last few months. A friend just sent this poem to me, and it touched me, as I head out this morning to connect with the birds and the chill in the air with 20 of my closest friends. Thanks, members of my meetups, for filling me …

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