Today's seemingly separate issues come from one core problem:

Disconnection.

When we're disconnected from our whole selves (mind from body, from each other, and from the natural world right where we are), disease, violence, inequality, and environmental catastrophes result.

 

In reconnecting, we begin to heal, to regenerate.

These themes inform my work, writing, and art.

 

ECOLOGY

When we carefully observe nature, we find evidence that we're a part of, not apart from it. We see that everything's connected.

 

This not only gives us a sense of peace, awe, and wholeness but can also spark the innovations a human-supporting earth needs going forward.

plant study

Plants have always provided people with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual nourishment. When we get to know our own backyards through research, observation, and responsible wildcrafting and foraging, we reconnect with our bodies, our ancestors, and the earth.

MINDFULNESS

Our bodies aren't just vessels for our brains. We are our bodies; they're how we exist in the world.

 

Through mindfulness practices like meditation, yoga, flow arts, and journaling, we're more engaged and relaxed, aware and awake.

art

The freedom and reflection of creative practices like writing, sketching, and painting put us in touch with our inner child, our natural curiosity. They help us connect the dots, integrating all we’ve discovered through our adventures.

ADVENTURE

No matter what “adventure” means to each of us, we can truly transform ourselves by communing with nature and getting out of our comfort zones, shattering the limits we thought we had.

Justice

True reconnection is only possible when we become aware of our privileges and listen to those who don't have them about the real-life impacts of inequality.

 

By showing up in solidarity, taking responsibility for our education, checking our biases, and working together toward justice, we honor the ways we're all already connected.

© 2020 - Natalie K. Stickel