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.
While we go about our busy lives, living like busy bees, concerned with managing our livelihoods, nurturing family and friends, participating in our community, paying our bills and working toward a good future, all of which feel more challenging these days ~ We find the added challenge of living in a time when all of us, one way or another, are exposed to messages that suggest that from many angles our world is in jeopardy. Without much discussion or support, we're left to cope with and absorb the obvious emotional and psychological impacts of this understanding.