So often we think that having an adventure in nature requires us to travel into the wilds of far-off mountains and rivers. In this week's blog, guest writer Jennifer McGregor reminds us that there is plenty of natural wonders to explore outside our very own backyards. From spotting local wildlife to foraging for wild foods, the environment surrounding us offers ample opportunity for connection and discovery with the more-than-human-world.
December is always a busy month, with the holidays spurring festive gatherings and celebrations. With all this social activity, sometimes it is easy to forget that this season also holds the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Increasingly less sunlight and the external landscape of bare trees, migrating birds, and chilly weather offers a mirror and an invitation to allow ourselves to go inward and slow down. In this week's blog, Andrea Fereshteh shares with us an invitation to slow down and allow the stillness of the winter forest to inspire us into a dreamlike state for deep reflection and internal exploration.
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