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Webinar on EcoPsychology

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What is EcoPsychology?  How does EcoPsychology connect to the study of sacred thresholds like birth, breath, and death?  *** Listen to Amy Wright Glenn interview Dennis Kiley, president of the EcoPsychology Initiative $20* Contact Amy to purchase access to a recording of this inspiring and insightful discussion. Dennis Kiley is the president and founder of the…(Read More)

Lorikeets

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We open the screen door. It’s loud. Lorikeets squawk and fly around us. Their bright colors cheer any foul mood. My 3-year-old is thrilled. He rushes to find the Butterfly World attendant stationed in the room. For $1, I purchase a small, plastic cup containing a pink-colored sugary substance. Lorikeet food…(Read More)

Opossum Bones

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  My three-year-old son and I take a walk through a fern forest in South Florida. Cyprus groves, swampy waters, tadpoles, and millions of ferns surround us. The 250-acre preserve is not far from our home. I come here when my soul needs restoration and revival. To look in all directions and…(Read More)

I stand with my son in northern Utah. Together we harvest raspberries in my aunt’s backyard. Mountain foothills blanketed in fall colors surround her home. A late September chill fills the air. I could stare at these mountains for hours. I draw upon the memory of their strength when I am away from this…(Read More)

In 1916, the wild Cypress Creek wetlands of Coconut Creek, Florida were drained. This morning, I drive to Fern Forest Nature Center to visit the 247 acres of what remains. I want my 22-month-old son and to see our south Florida homeland untouched by housing developments, strip malls, and busy roadways. I park…(Read More)

Pristine, Wondrous Happiness

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Originally published in Holistic Parenting Magazine My husband stands next to me in the kitchen of our humble south Florida home. Nearby, our 27-month-old son Taber plays with yellow construction trucks. I breathe in the beauty of daily things and begin to clean up after dinner. “Dada look! Crane truck!” Taber shouts. “Yes…(Read More)