Getting one's life grounded is important for mental, emotional and physical wellbeing! Our lives and our culture have often taken us far adrift. But promising new developments are charting new ways back to old territory.
Some of the distress and anxiety that underlies our lives is from recognizing on some level that we've been charting lifestyles that are unsustainable.
~ “psychology as if the whole earth mattered.”
Ecopsychologyis based on the fundamental notion that some of our anxiety and ills
come from living a lifestyle that has drifted away from its foundation
in nature connection, and being in a culture that has lost its way no
longer respectful of planet and ecology.
Connection with Earth: Core of Ecotherapy
with earth and its systems are at the core of eco-therapy.
Eco-therapists believe that the earth has a self-righting capacity
through complex systems of integrated balance, and that
I just wanted to make sure that anyone visiting my blog knows about this wonderful ongoing workshop by a terrific teacher that helps people develop sustainable living skills and forge deeper connections within their community ~ aspects of life that are known to increase one's sense of wellbeing.
Here's a write-up about the workshops:
An invitation from Jesse Tack, of
Whole Culture Repair,LLC
Ongoing workshop Group: "
Abundant Michigan, Permaculture Ypsilanti."
is an ongoing Permaculture group based in Ypsilanti, ~ all are welcome.
We're really blessed. Yes things seem to be getting tougher in many ways. But here in Michigan we have the best of all worlds. While other parts of the world and our country even, have been beset with horrible events with calamitous weather, Michigan remains overall mild in climate and with few
problems such as the horrible fires in the west, impacts from major drought or flooding, hurricanes & mega storms. Michigan also has ample sources of fresh water being surrounded by our beautiful Great Lakes.
With all of the news and ongoing life changes for all of us that are covered and coming, it's important to look more to lifestyle choices for ways to reduce stress, enjoy life more fully, get exercise and nature connection, and live healthfully. Living a lifestyle that matches your understanding of what is important in the areas of lowering your carbon footprint, eating healthy foods and making your life habits and pastimes fit with your values for a more sustainable, and vital community can only be beneficial to your sense of wellbeing and setting an example for your family.