Tag: nature journaling

Wander and wonder

Wander and wonder

This week I had a desire to get to the forest. I wanted to wander among the trees, take in the smells, sights, and feel the fresh air. I decided it was time to visit the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Aptos, California- 

Bookbinding: Make your own nature journal–to keep or give as a gift!

Bookbinding: Make your own nature journal–to keep or give as a gift!

Can’t find the perfect ready-made nature journal?? I had that problem too. Nothing had the right combination of paper type, size, shape, binding and cover. That is, until I began making my own custom hand made journals!! Want help making your own too? Come get 

Unexpected kaleidoscope of colors

Unexpected kaleidoscope of colors

Its fall now and deciduous plants have leaves that turn bright colors before they drop. During this window of time between fresh color and dry brown, they are like jewels dangling from tree limbs and carpeting the ground. The other day as I was walking 

Trusting yourself: Listening and tuning into your heart

Trusting yourself: Listening and tuning into your heart

There’s something that I’ve been experiencing and getting more clarity about and I’d like to share with you. Its about trusting ourselves. My life has been an incredible journey going from NOT knowing what I truly wanted to having beautiful access to my deep, heartfelt 

Journaling around the world

Journaling around the world

International Nature Journaling Week, June 1-7 is a celebration of how we experience and record nature in our journals. This was another amazing year of INJW. I was part of the team supporting Bethan Burton. I loved the themes for each day, and had so 

Boost your Naturalist Skills with Nature Journaling—California Wildlife day (video)

Boost your Naturalist Skills with Nature Journaling—California Wildlife day (video)

Boost your Naturalist Skills with Nature Journaling—California Wildlife day April 2021 You can see all the videos from event here: https://www.carmelriverwatershed.org/cwd-2021-recap.html  Melinda Nakagawa introduces how nature journaling can be used to improve your naturalist skills, and does an interactive demo.

Color walk in nature

Color walk in nature

This time of year there are so many colors emerging- various shades of greens to each color of the rainbow. One fun activity I like to do is a Color Walk. There are a few ways I like to do color walks 1. In person, 

Interview: Doing work inspired by your calling (video)

Interview: Doing work inspired by your calling (video)

I was recently invited to be a speaker for an online summit, Your Business is Calling, hosted by Celia Marie, Business coach. I joined 7 other women who shared their stories of how they shifted from traditional jobs into creating business that are based on 

Valentine Love in Nature (MBNJC Video)

Valentine Love in Nature (MBNJC Video)

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s that time of the year when signs of spring are in the air in some parts of the world. The birds are starting to sing more in Northern California.Love can be defined as “sustained compassionate attention” (John Muir Laws). So nature 

Spark you Curiosity Level 2: Stoke the Fire

Spark you Curiosity Level 2: Stoke the Fire

After Level 1 course, continue to expand and reinforce your nature journal skills. Keep your practice going Practice and learn with others! Join the Spark your Curiosity with Nature Journaling Level 2 course Open to those who’ve completed Intro to Nature Journaling Level 1 course.