Forest Spaces: connecting forests to your health and wellbeing.
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 through Forest Immersion
Liminality is defined as being between two stages or transitions, such as when a person is no longer a child but not yet an adult. Liminal spaces offer opportunities for creativity and growth but can also be uncomfortable due to uncertainty and fear. Forest immersion and nature-based practices can provide a scaffold for people to […]
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 […]