Forest Spaces

Grounded in Research. Rooted in Nature.

Author: Tara

  • The Power of Silence: Unveiling the Importance of Quiet in a Noisy World

    In a world constantly buzzing with noise, the value of quiet often goes unnoticed. A cacophony of sounds surrounds us – from the relentless pings of our devices to the constant hum of city life. But what if we told you that often-overlooked silence is the key to unlocking a wealth of benefits for your…

  • Origin Story

    In 2008, I had my first immersive experience with hackerspaces, unconferences, and the DIY culture. During my honeymoon, I visited some of the original hackerspaces in Germany and Austria and met some of the movement’s pioneers. I was instantly captivated by the welcoming and natural sense of community I found there. From a young age,…

  • Exploring Liminal Spaces

    Liminality is the state of being between two stages or transitions. It offers opportunities for creativity and growth but can also be uncomfortable due to uncertainty and fear.  Connecting with nature can feel like an in-between liminal state, transitioning from our familiar surroundings to connect with the more-than-human world. Nature-based practices are transformative experiences that open doors…

  • Virtual Forest Experiences

    Immersive Listening Journey Silence just might be on the verge of extinction, and acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton believes that even the most remote corners of the globe are impacted by noise pollution. Journey into the Olympic National Forest and immerse yourself in Sanctuaries of Silence. The Song Of Trees Join David George Haskell as he…

  • Forest Medicine in Japan

    About 6 months after I moved to Tokyo from Los Angeles the honeymoon phase of living in Japan wore off and I transitioned into what is referred to as the rejection phase of culture shock. In other words, I was stressed and depressed and I wanted to go home. The excitement I used to feel…