Beauty in the Midst of Darkness – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

Same Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group, New Location! The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. The next group will be held on January 13,2018. Details can be found on the Meetup page. From the Meetup Group..... Winter Solstice has passed, and the days are growing longer, moving toward

Special Group: Finding Healing After Hurricane Harvey – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Grouop

The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. The next group will be held on September 9, 2017. Details can be found on the Meetup page. From the Meetup Group.... As we all continue to witness the situation with Hurricane Harvey as it unfolds, many of us are feeling

Dealing with Discomfort: Lessons from the Texas Summer – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. The next group will be held on July 23, 2017. Details can be found on the Meetup page. From the Meetup page.... Soaring temperatures. Humidity hanging in the air. Mosquitoes and chiggers. Windless days. Bird songs dwindling away, and colorful flowers

Settling into Summer – Mindfulness in Nature Meetup Group

The next Mindfulness in Nature Meetup group, which meets near Austin, Texas, is rapidly approaching. RSVPs will open on April 29th. Details can be found on the Meetup page. From the Meetup page…. There will be an option for exploring creativity through mindful writing (or sketching). If you wish to try this, please plan to bring

Nature Helps Facilitate Attachment and Healing

Tomorrow is the first day of Adoption Knowledge Affiliates’ annual conference in Austin, TX, and I’m pumped up! I can’t wait to reconnect with other professionals who work with adoption, attend some of the sessions, and meet other adoptive parents and adoptees. And – I’m excited to share my ideas, rooted in an ecotherapy approach,

Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Ideas for Relief and Healing

Irritable. Withdrawn. Moody. Exhausted to the bone. These are just a few of the signs you or someone you care about might be suffering from compassion fatigue or secondary or vicarious trauma. It’s a tough, lonely place to be, and because of the way trauma affects the brain, it can be hard for people to