Each program’s talk is illustrated with beautiful compelling images and is followed by a powerful-guided meditation and one simple outdoor activity. These wellness programs are designed to provide information, insight, and tools to help each of us negotiate the challenges and rewards of connecting with our natural wisdom, anywhere, anytime -- no matter how rushed, messy, or stressful your life is!

Now is the time! Earth is calling us to listen.



Learn the magnificent language of nature in this powerful workshop. Discover your unique niche as part of our planet's restoration plan.

The wisdom of elder/earth-based cultures as well as recent empirical research in the fields of ecopsychology and environmental psychology, mindfulness-based stress reduction, meditation, and energy medicine, provide the foundation of this 90-minute program. 

A beautifully illustrated Keynote talk, compelling wake-up out-of-door nature connecting activities, and a powerful guided meditation form this timely program.

Attendees acquire simple tools to access the guidance they seek and restoration needed for negotiating the challenges of daily life. Discover how to actively engage in caring for our shared home.

 

Experience Your Nature As Healer 

Discover how everyday-anywhere nature can:  guide, calm, inform, and restore you. Nature can elicit a sense of restoration and protection, comfort and guidance. 

Beautiful - compelling images support Marlow Shami's focus on the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature in a mass-technological culture. 

Studies conducted over the past twenty years confirm what we know instinctually -- that contact with the natural world and meditation can lift your spirits, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, increase brain function, and help cultivate a sense of belonging and compassion.



Nature is everywhere! This workshop's experiential activity component can be conducted in both urban, suburban, and rural areas.

After a short Keynote talk, enjoy a powerful guided meditation designed to support mindful eating, living, and deep relaxation. After the meditation, the group embarks on an outdoor journey. 
The food of life is found not only on our plates (or bag of take-out) but also within five integral life areas. Sustenance is found within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, exercise, and outdoor nature time too.


How you fulfill your unique needs depends on understanding what floats your boat!  You are one of eight billion people living on this beautiful planet. Our consumer culture preaching one size fits all makes discovering what gives or dissipates our life energies a challenge. Why not turn the challenge into a game of detection. Mindfulness, the current term for an age-old wisdom practice, is key.


Whether you’re seeking a healthier weight, new friendship, struggling with depression, contending with a bully at work, or simply wish to be outside more often, the obstacles preventing you from experiencing the change you seek are found in the moment. Key to mindfulness; staying with the sensations experienced within your body. Are your shoulders tight, do you have a stomach ache or tightness in your chest, maybe a hot flash’s sweaty exit has awakened you? This is a powerful mindful practice step. Noticing (not analyzing) the thoughts running through your mind naturally allows a gap, a step away from the ruckus of thoughts streaming through your mind. This moment of self-witness de-escalates reactive energy. Paying attention to your body sensations and inner narratives allows you to step back and take stock.


Bully at work says something mean. Mindful moment: Do I want to say something now about how painful his statement was to me? Nope, I’ll wait until I have more clarity and have gained my composure or…


That pint of ice-cream would really taste good, why not? Mindful moment: I am on a no sugar dairy-eating plan, will this ice-cream feel-good experience last very long?


I’ll skip my planned visit to the YMCA today I’m too tired. Mindful moment: my body isn’t so tired, my mind is! Last time I entertained skipping but went anyway I remember I felt better after I worked out.


 


Remember, mindful eating from all areas of life is an inside job. You are the expert on YOU!


 


When we listen, our inner compass is revealed. 


 



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