Nature & Environment

Omega: We seem to have an uneasy relationship with the body in Western culture. We are especially averse to pain, discomfort, and aging. How can we learn to be more at home in the body no matter our physical condition?

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As a young boy I played outside my cottage in the forest, pretending to survive. I made pillows out of moss and put branches up for crude shelter roofs. I talked to trees and bugs and animals. It was my escape. My refuge from a mediocre life in...

First and foremost, when faced with a survival or traumatic situation of any kind, you must calm down. “Take a knee," I say. Calming down enables you to use your brain power in a way that can be useful under any circumstances.

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A beautiful sunrise that suffuses you with peace. A painting that inspires you and moves you to create your own art. The clear night sky whose expanse of stars makes you feel insignificant and significant at the same time.

While it may be...

Join an artists retreat, and observe and draw the natural world at harvest time.

Sharpen your colored pencils and watercolor pencils and prepare to learn the botanical drawing...

“I have come to understand that keeping a culture alive requires three main components of what I call the cultural triangle: language, land skills, and spirituality. Of these, spirituality is always the most...

An “organic” label tells us that our food does not contain harmful chemicals. But it doesn’t guarantee that our food contains the flavor, nutritional value, or healing properties that we might expect.

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