I think deep down everyone wants to have a positive impact on the world. A simple way to create that impact is by being the best possible mentor and elder for upcoming generations. Let's support the kids of this world by training ourselves to be wise elders! Today's video is packed with great insights to sharpen your mentoring skills and help local communities build deeper relationships with … [Read more...] about How Nature Conscious Elders Bring Wisdom To Young Children
I've been writing free articles on various nature and mentoring topics for a few years now. Here you'll find the main pages that deal with mentoring techniques. Enjoy!
Are we doing enough for the kids? It's a question driving the ceaseless thoughts and fears of countless parents & educators. I certainly don't claim to have all the answers, but I am very confident that connecting children with nature is one big piece of the puzzle. Nature is something that's often missing in the home life and school life of developing bodies and minds. Yet research in … [Read more...] about 7 Tips For Connecting Children With Nature
I attended my first Art of Mentoring course in 2009 at Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall Washington. Here are some of the questions we were exploring through fun activities and adventures on the landscape: What does it mean to be mentored in the ways of nature? How do people change when they develop deeper awareness of the environment? How can you be a better mentor for positive … [Read more...] about Beginner’s Guide: The Art of Mentoring With Nature
ReWilding Conversations Episode 10: https://youtu.be/eNnWRNgLgbk Download Episode mp3 In this episode we'll talk about what happens behind the scenes of a successful nature school, whether for young kids, teens or adults. One of my goals with starting nature-mentor.com is to foster a worldwide commitment to backyard mentoring and nature connection. Imagine if every neighbourhood had … [Read more...] about How To Plan A Day of Nature Activities
Imagine having your own personal guide who really cares about your success and journey through life... Now, when I say success, please know that I'm not talking about something specific. I'm just talking about whatever success means to you. Have you ever stopped to think about it? What kinds of skills & abilities have you always wanted to develop? What is your ideal vision for the … [Read more...] about How Mentoring Can Help You Move Forward On Your Journey Through Life
I was born in 1988 in the land of black bears and sandy soils, a small town in northern Ontario called Sioux Lookout. For almost ten years I’ve been collecting tools & techniques for helping modern humans rediscover razor sharp naturalist instincts, and my goal is to share them with you. My Journey Into The Wilderness… When I was 15 I had an experience of sudden lucid clarity while … [Read more...] about Hi, My Name Is Brian Mertins
One of the greatest motivations in this world is the desire to make a difference. Many great minds throughout history have talked about how the deepest fulfillment in life comes from helping others & making the world a better place. The idea that you can do something that will have a real impact on the lives of people is a very inspiring thought, but sometimes it can seem like we’re fighting … [Read more...] about How To Make A Difference In The World
ReWilding Conversations Podcast: Episode 03 https://youtu.be/XTon7XaFTuU Download Episode mp3 The Art of Storytelling Gets People Engaged With Nature... Often when you hear the word "storytelling" you might get an image of people sitting in a circle with a really formal "story-time" being shared. But there are other types of stories where it's a bit more casual and below the … [Read more...] about The Art of Storytelling To Inspire Deep Nature Connection
ReWilding Conversations Episode 05: https://youtu.be/5sajQYk2B5s Download Episode mp3 What Are Your Students Telling You? If you’re an educator, mentor, parent or coach who wants to impact lives by connecting people with nature… The first step is having your own sensory awareness open to what’s happening with the plants, trees, birds, etc. The more you hone your own instincts and … [Read more...] about Observation As A Mentoring Tool: What Are Your Students Telling You?
ReWilding Conversations Episode 06: https://youtu.be/xDiJ1Rm0l1w Download Episode mp3 Discover Nature... Change Your Life! There are two sides to the nature connection journey… On one side you have the skills like edible & medicinal plant knowledge, bird language, landscape navigation, wildlife tracking, etc. Then on the other side you have the more internal level, such as your emotions and … [Read more...] about Awakening To Nature: How To Change Your Life Results