This week, author Joanna Schapel shares two of her nature-inspired poems.
In this week's Photography Showcase, ANFT Guide Mentor Ben "Crow" Page shares his poetry and photography from Switzer Falls Trail in Angeles National Forest, California.
Plants can play an important role in healing the body, and are the raw materials for almost all of humankind's traditional medicines. However, some cultures also use plants for deep psychological and emotional healing. This week, Liza Pullman takes us on her amazing journey through the Amazon Rainforest and into her own mind, revealing how she confronted buried trauma through an Ayahuasca ceremony.
Many stories about nature are told from a human point of view, and are about the experience of adventuring into the wilderness. In this week's article, Denise Robinson examines the forest from a very different perspective, and imagines how a tree might perceive its visitors.
So much of life depends upon the comforts and distractions of the modern world, and we sometimes forget the importance of disconnecting and just "being." In this week's article, Ruth Steggles reveals how a life-changing illness helped her family rekindle their love for nature, and how listening to the wilds taught her an important lesson about mindfulness.
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