Tag: nature writing

A reminder from Mary Oliver

Some days, I find that it’s wisest to simply listen, rather than adding to the noise. Mary Oliver was one of the first poets I discovered in my 30’s, when I began exploring mindfulness-based approaches (and eventually, spirituality) as an early career psychologist. After… Continue Reading “A reminder from Mary Oliver”

The time is…now

There’s a poem that’s been running through my mind for a while. It deeply resonated as soon as I discovered it in the poet William Stafford’s collected works, many years ago; I immediately bookmarked the page. There’s a thread you follow. It goes among… Continue Reading “The time is…now”

Mindful writing with nature

How are you like a tree? A mountain? An ocean? What nourishes your soil? How do you know when you are depleted or in need of replenishment? Which seeds have you intentionally sowed in your lifetime – and which do you still long to… Continue Reading “Mindful writing with nature”