The Foot Whisperer & Therapeutic Gardens: Holland & Germany…
In the Nature as Therapy group of CN&N Christine Hohlbaum notes in her Nature as Healer comment: "It is my understanding (and my own experience) that nature has many healing properties. . . For instance, it has been scientifically proven that taking a walk in the forest can…Continue
At first glance, it seems a trophy pose, particularly as the boy in the photo…
Blogger's Note: Nature can show up in the most unique places.
For those transiting alone or with family via one of the USA's busiest aviation hubs, be sure to visit and learn about sustainability. Chicago's Depart. of Aviation has made a solid commitment to sustainability with an innovative urban garden design that "strengthens the local economy and job market, provides a unique learning opportunity for travelers, and reduces urban sprawl, traffic…Continue
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This article references the experience of orphan children, their care environment and an observational methodology called Empowerment Photography (as it is viewed in the context of what is termed eco-psychological and nature therapy).
Ecopsychology considers the connection between our self and the rest of nature to be essential to mental, and thus, ecological health. In this respect, ecopsychology offers a way…Continue
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Ahhh, the Alchemical Magic: So must we, as a collective humanity,…Continue
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Does a playground need to cost millions and come in a box with boundary lines and instructions? …Continue
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Richard Louv recently wrote in a post:
. . ."In a virtual world where information overload is more accurately described as information underload, a little raw authenticity and…Continue
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Blogger’s Note: This entry was inspired by the preposterous, though serious notion we (as humans) had "evolved" ourselves away from needing a Plantaris Muscle. The plantaris muscle is used by animals in gripping and manipulating objects with their feet –…Continue
As most of us are well aware, virtuality already deprives many children of time spent in the 3-dimensional, natural world. But is there danger in 3D?
Does mediated, 3D exposure alter the area in a child's developing brain responsible for processing 3D images as well?
Grants Sow Seeds for a Greener…
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Those of us operating in relation to Park and Rec facilites with ample outdoor features are often lucky enough to get to see how kids thrive and grow through playful interaction with nature and each other.
Though, as we know only too well, most children aren’t getting outdoors enough, and that is creating a “play (as well as nature) deficit.”
Next week, a couple of hundred experts gather at Clemson University to explore the distinctive value of play.
The Conference on…Continue
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