Category: Reconnecting to Nature

Getting Out of Our Heads, Into Our Hearts, Back Into Nature

The California Chaparral Institute exists to help everyone better understand and appreciate the chaparral, California‚Äôs dominant and iconic plant community. Our ongoing battles to protect nature requires activities like sending in comment letters concerning ill-conceived habitat clearance projects, attending public hearings, negotiations, and ultimately… Continue Reading “Getting Out of Our Heads, Into Our Hearts, Back Into Nature”

Rediscovering the Magic in Nature – Giving your youthful innocence a chance to speak again

Do you fit into your daily schedule? Or are you an afterthought? Nature can help. Nature provides the space and clarity that allow us to experience the vastness, the texture of life that is difficult to find anywhere else. Nature allows us to cultivate… Continue Reading “Rediscovering the Magic in Nature – Giving your youthful innocence a chance to speak again”

Nature, American Values, and Marshal South

If we stray too close to Marshal South, the celebrated back-to-nature visionary, the story of his dreams and the sudden destruction of all he held dear challenges us to evaluate our own lives and perceptions in uncomfortable ways. But it can also inspire a… Continue Reading “Nature, American Values, and Marshal South”