This year it has taken me longer to finally get to all my visioning for the year. Usually I get this done between October and December, but here we are. In this post, you will find 3 ways to vision. I am using this approach right now, and already I am manifesting my dreams. It’s kind of miraculous. Over … Read More
Jamie’s published thesis: The Hummingbird Approach; A Case Study of Guided Discovery Learning for Children in Nature
Or read below for more specifics. This case study examines a group of 10-11 year-olds participating in a nature-based educational role-play adventure program called Wild Craft Play. The facilitative approach used mirrors some of the characteristics of the hummingbird, and thereby is affectionately referred to within these pages as The Hummingbird Approach. In this approach, once the facilitator has set … Read More
Hummingbird Guides Training – coming soon!
Hummingbird Guides Training is coming soon! Thanks to The Nature of Play Conference – Hosted by the Nanaimo Child Development Centre – Oct 5, 2016 It was a real privilege and pleasure to attend this highly educational and professional conference this weekend. I knew it was going to be motivational and educational because Hilary Leighton and Dave Segal are incredible people … Read More
History and Adventures of Donna, The New Intern
The History and Adventures of our New Intern, Donna States My name is Donna States and I have recently joined the Wild Craft Play team. I will be writing blogs such as this one and working out a campaign for the Wild Craft Play creation. I currently have two dogs and a cat. I work 22 to 42 hours a … Read More
Seeing Mind Traps as Opportunities as a Director
Seeing Mind Traps as Opportunities as a Director is a skillful way to affect change. In environments involving human interaction, traps and miscommunications are inevitable. We may go into an environment with the best of intention, and yet our own motives may skew our view of a common goal. Meadows (2008) defines these traps and offers the way out that … Read More
Nature is my meditation… my medicine.
Yesterday, my head was spinning from all the worry, the change, the anxiety, the uncertainty the embarrassment and the fear. Something reminded me to go outside, into the unknown, the unimpeded beauty of nature. So I went to James Bay in Victoria and walked this beach. Ocean crashing… … Read More
Who am I being that your eyes are not shining? Ben Zander
Who am I being that your eyes are not shining? Just in the past couple of days I have watched the sparkle leave your face. What have I done? I do not want to live that way! Ben Zander’s TED TALK has tickled my senses and I feel more aware: helped this concept hit home for me, and I am … Read More
Compassion for Schizophrenia
Today I was reading my class readings in my Masters of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication, for EECO 504 Course, Systems with Pille Bunnell. Her website is http://www.sympoetic.net/Cognition/coordination.html and this week the topic is Cognition as Coordination Closed Nervous system Relational domains Emotioning Boy are these ever striking a painful cord in my heart. Cognition. Nervous Systems. Relation/Relating. Emotions. And then … Read More
Humanness in it’s messiness
I love that my prof Pille Bunnell has a website called “Ecology of Humanness as a Matrix of Ideas” This to me implies that there are no right/wrong answers, and that it is a process of understanding that will never end, a matrix that is just created, developed morphed, changed and then interpreted in all sorts of different ways. Just … Read More
Empathy shows itself to me yet again… maybe I should listen.
I woke up this morning reflecting on a pickle that I experienced at work. And it wasn’t the pickle that hit home so much, or the fact that I felt incompetent and embarrassed. What it all came down to was, how I dealt with this pickle, and the honest feedback and reflection that I received that smacked me in the … Read More
Shinrin Yoku & Gardens
Today I had the privilege of having lunch with Gardener, Lecturer, Presenter and Mentor, Paul Allison. I met him during our residency when he toured us around the gardens with such passion and love that made me want to literally eat what he said. 😀 Today, when he shared his presentations, and what he does, he suggested I look him … Read More