https://youtu.be/gq-aAm82IFQ Download Episode MP3 In every place I’ve lived over the last 13 years, I’ve made a priority to have a daily Sit Spot practice. That means I’ve spent literally thousands of hours just sitting quietly, watching, listening, and observing carefully. This was all done very intentionally and with a conscious purpose because I was told by a mentor that if I simply … [Read more...] about Inspiration & Guidelines For Sit Spot
https://youtu.be/Vyp3DQn4nXo Download Episode mp3 Going Wild With Communication There are two important qualities I look for in people who are really successfully mentoring & guiding others to connect deeply with nature. #1 - They consistently focus on going deeper with their own observations & awareness skills with plants, trees, bird language, forest ecology, tracking, etc… #2 - … [Read more...] about Effective Communication In Humans And Nature
https://youtu.be/Js_98l0I6jc Download Episode mp3 ReWilding Conversations Episode 15: I remember when I was a kid in elementary school having classes where we would learn about global warming and the effects of pollution. I was a child of the 90's (remember neon clothing?) ...I remember the teacher standing at the front of the classroom, reading from a text book, and sometimes showing slides on … [Read more...] about Creative Nature Play In Buffalo NY
Download Episode mp3 ReWilding Conversations Episode 14: People are sometimes surprised when I say that bird language is a survival skill. Just imagine what it would be like to live on planet earth 25,000 years ago, surrounded by large predators like Smilodon (Sabre toothed cats) and instant danger hiding behind every bush. Your community would be a small troop of human survivors with incredible … [Read more...] about The Lost Art Of Bird Language
https://youtu.be/EYaxO4g4Rbs Download Episode mp3 ReWilding Conversations Episode 13: The Solstice was yesterday. Can you believe it? Our year is almost done! It’s traditional in nature-based cultures to slow down at this time of year to celebrate and harvest lessons from the past 12 months. I’ve been doing this intentionally for a few years now and it always brings enlightening … [Read more...] about What Dave & Brian Learned About ReWilding In 2017
https://youtu.be/m9m2PXun7Y0 Download Episode mp3 ReWilding Conversations Episode 12: Did you know there’s a part of the human brain that’s designed to mimic and internalize the behaviors, attitudes and emotions of other people around us? It’s these special type of neurons called “Mirror Neurons”. And you can activate these neurons in yourself and your students to learn faster, teach … [Read more...] about Mirror Neurons & Modeling Deep Nature Connection
ReWilding Conversations Episode 11: https://youtu.be/6vpZ_yTz3Do Download Episode mp3 I’ve been on the nature connection journey since my teen years, and in that time, I’ve had the opportunity to observe some of the world’s best nature schools in action. I have to say, it’s pretty amazing to witness the transformation that happens for kids & adults who get the opportunity to grow in … [Read more...] about Intergenerational Mentoring In Nature Schools
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
ReWilding Conversations Episode 08: https://youtu.be/bZwNyJAlRI0 Download Episode mp3 You probably already know that connecting with nature has amazing benefits, but here’s the big question… are you actually doing it? It’s a well known fact that being outside makes human beings smarter, calmer, more creative... Yet how often do you find yourself saying you want to meditate outside, … [Read more...] about What Stops You From Connecting With Nature?
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?