Aligning Ourselves with the Monthly Moon Cycle
The intimate relationship between our Earth's satellite and our organism
As I write this, the waxing moon is in its gibbous phase—heading toward a full moon in less than a week. For the vast majority of my life, I had no idea what phase the moon was in (and I still need help of a calendar). I didn’t know what the terms meant, I didn’t […]
Bathing in the Wisdom of Forests
If we are open to the possibility of plant sentience, forest bathing can be a social or even spiritual communion with nature.
In ancient India, so the story goes, a king facing acute depression stopped his carriage for a breather in a forest full of tall tropical trees. While walking among their giant roots the king noticed the trees’ silence, their quiet steadfastness, and their offer of refuge from the harsh world of human affairs. He felt […]
May 13th, a Day to Do Nothing for the Climate
The climate needs us to do more nothing—as it is our pursuit of growth and more, more, more (whether profit, stuff, or children) that is at the heart of our sustainability crisis.
Inner Ecology Video & Invitation: Saturday June 13
Join us for this vital series with Maria Ros: Methodology for Emotional Sustainability
UPDATE: María Ros’ Inner Ecology Master Class was an intimate look at an innovative, earth-based approach to self care. We share the video below, and invite you to join us for our weekly series. The next class is Saturday, June 13, at 11 am PDT/1 pm CDT/2pm EDT. Maria, who is a permaculture designer as […]
Personal Permaculture: Toward an Inner Ecology
Permaculture designer, therapist and author Maria Ros applies the principles of nature to human psychology
The Backstory Ten years ago in the Maya Mountains of Belize I attended a permaculture design course with author, public speaker and self-described “Emergency Planetary Technician” Albert Bates and an impressive young colleague, María Ros. María, I learned, is a permaculture designer with a whole other profession: she’s a psychotherapist, and her passion for the […]