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Stop the words now

    Where Everything Is Music by Jelaluddin Rumi Don’t worry about saving these songs! And if one of our instruments breaks, it doesn’t matter. We have fallen into the place where everything is music. The strumming and the flute notes rise into the atmosphere, and even if the whole world’s harp should burn up, [...]

Educating the Heart

Froebel believed play was a necessary element in educating the “whole” child allowing them to use all their imaginative powers and physical movements to explore his interests. He stated, “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul."     At Educating the Heart [...]

Grateful for this new day

The Enchantment of the Natural World Every day I learn from this enchanting world we live in - learning, is the opening of ourselves to the experience of life - the early morning bird songs; the movement of the trees dancing in the breeze, their swaying arms, over-flowing with vibrant greens...ladybugs everywhere...new life, new beginnings [...]

Nature Art Therapy

Elise, my special needs student leads the way - she knows the path well now, jumping over boulders and large roots. Children are natural explorers We walk slowly observing and listening. We climb the rocks and jump over driftwood and experiment with sticks, rocks, pinecones and the frost. We say thank you for all the [...]

A Mothers Love

Gazing beyond the lake into the distance, I thought of my daughter so far, far away...and yet I felt her close, my little earth child. I could feel her spirit with me, in the Autumn wind, in the gentleness of the lapping water; a familiar rhythm. When she left for Scotland, our homeland, I never [...]

HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY

I love our Oceans and love Turtles (especially Painted Turtles) and to celebrate WORLD OCEANS DAY I would like to gift you a FREE E Book " Nika and the Painted Turtle" The painted turtles live in the wetlands and they need protecting too! Here is the link to your FREE COPY Watch a short excerpt [...]

NATURE ART CALENDAR 2017

Good Morning beautiful people... It gives me great pleasure to share with you a little gift - a small thank you for your love and support. I hope the 2017 Nature Art Calendar will inspire you and your students, family and friends to get creative in nature throughout the year. Just click on the link below to [...]

Patches of God-light

“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of God-light’ in the woods of our experience.” ― C.S. Lewis     Time in nature feeds my soul The music and poetry of [...]

Love is the Beauty of the Soul

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul"-- Saint Augustin I absolutely adore St Augustin's quote - there is nothing more beautiful for the soul than sharing this love of life with children and adults. Today my little companions and I escaped the noise and bustle of the city [...]

How to rekindle a relationship with nature in the city

‘For a new generation, nature is more abstraction than reality. Increasingly, nature is something to watch, to consume, to wear – to ignore.’ – Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods The Children and Nature Network invited me to take the Vitamin N challenge as one of the challenge bloggers and social networkers to help [...]