Book Review: ReWild or Die

Book Review: ReWild or Die   As I have said for years,  “ My manifesto will change the world!” but someone beat me to it…8 years ago.  In this re-release from 2008, Peter Michael Bauer’s alter ego, Urban Scout (or is it the other way around?) explores the ReWilding movement

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Hot, steamy, sweaty, openness.

Recently, I was extremely fortunate to be a part of a sweat lodge ceremony. Sweats, have traditionally been used by Indigenous people of the Americas for ceremonial and prayer purposes. Although I cannot speak on specifics, I entered the ceremony with my own prayers and intentions. Physically, the ceremony consists

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That one time a leopard almost ate me…

Alright, did I grab your attention with the title?  A little dramatic, I know, but it’s not an exaggeration.  This is a true story that happened when I was minimally living in Africa for a few weeks, you know the usual. During this expedition, I found myself camping in a

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Spirit Animal Sunday

Happy Spirit Animal Sunday! For the next several Sundays I will be talking about Spirit Animals, their meaning, and how we can incorporate their energy in our lives. For this week, let’s talk about Spirit Animals 101: Humans have always been deeply connected to animals. For thousands of generations, animals

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4 Ways to ReWild the Holidays

Ah the Holidays.  It’s the time of the year where we see the long lost relatives we’d rather not see, watch “A Christmas Story” 10+ times  and drink too much egg nog.  Since we are less than a week away from Christmas, here is a short and incomplete list on

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ReWild – Coming back to our Roots

Upon teaching one of my first classes, I tried to explain to my students what my intention was in teaching them skills like friction, fire and plant identification. It went something like this:   “Everyone wants happiness and joy in their lives, but how do we attain happiness?  I always

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The seasons of life

About 2 weeks ago my girlfriend and I moved into a new house.  With this new place, we were bequeathed a beautiful garden area equipped with flowering plants and a beautiful pear tree.  After a couple of weeks had passed my girl came to me and said in an alarmed tone,

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Still your body and mind

One of my favorite activities is not an activity at all. I simply go into the wild, and sit and do nothing, that is to say, I have nothing planned. I just go into the wild and observe as much as I can.  Perhaps I will think many different thoughts

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