2018: Write to understand, heal & grow

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As we ring in another New Year, I'm reflecting much. On the past, the future, the present. Journaling helps me process my internal dilemmas, ponder life, process the past, dream for the future and live in the now.

Three articles I recently found may help as you look to develop your practices:

- Journaling, from the Contemplative Center for Mind in Society
- 10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow & Thrive
- How to Become More Mindful Using Nothing But a Journal

I'm looking forward to a more contemplative, introspective 2018 - join me on the journey?

I host private & group hiking, meditation & journaling workshops...details coming soon!

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Location, Location, Location

Wow, what a year it's been...we're looking forward to you joining us on some of our upcoming events. Take a look at the events page for future events and register today!

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world,
— John le Carre

Where do you write from? Have you written outdoors? For me, when I'm outside immersed in nature, my creative juices flow so much more naturally than when I sit inside at a desk. Our NatureScribeNW events are designed to develop intentional practices that you can integrate into your own writing habits. Join us, create with us, experience something new to reinvigorate your creativity.

Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance,
— Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

Steven Pressfield's The War of Art is an amazingly illustrative work that brought light to the internal forces within myself that prevent me from writing, creating, exploring new interests, hobbies and so much more. What holds you back? What fears, insecurities & excuses hold you back?

Ready to explore these questions as we hike, meditate & scribe amongst towering conifers, soft trails & rippling brooks? Join us on an upcoming NatureScribeNW event.

Naturescribe? What are these things about?

If you've made it here, you must know us or in some way be interested in what we're doing and what these events are all about.

Ecotherapy.org describes it this way: "Fundamental to ecotherapy is our connection to the natural world and the environment we live within. Ecotherapy uses a range of practices in order to help us connect with nature and ultimately with our ‘inner’ nature. Personal distress can be alleviated by developing the mutual connection between inside and outside. Through learning to care for the natural environment we learn to care for and nurture ourselves. Ecotherapy is about personal healing and healing for the earth."

I think that's a pretty good summary of what our events & workshops are all about. Specifically, they're about nature, hiking, journaling, meditating, backpacking, creative writing, photography, and community amid the quiet awe-filled wonders of the Pacific NW. 

We hope that you take the time out of your life to join us, to disconnect from the hustle & bustle of daily life, to put your phone down, take out your earbuds, sit quietly, reflect inward and express creatively in a manner you're comfortable with or interested in. We're here to help. We'll guide and prompt and listen and inspire. We'll share our interests, experiences, pain, joy & healing.

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
— William Butler Yeats

In peace & love