Author Archives: CA Chaparral Institute

Bonsai Wisdom – a door to inner peace

We have been speculating about the why of how being in Nature improves our mental and physical health. There is significant research proving that being in Nature lowers our stress levels, improves our immune system, sharpens our minds, and can … Continue reading

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Why Nature is Good for Us

The Benefits of Chaparral Education – the research Increasing public awareness of what healthy, shrub-covered landscapes look like (and what they are called) is one of the first steps necessary in gaining public support in developing a plan to help … Continue reading

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Wisdom of the Chipmunk

What can we do? Listen to the chipmunk. The negative news just keeps coming. How does one deal with it all and make a positive contribution at the same time? I found my answer during a 10 day solo backpack … Continue reading

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