The Laws Guide To Nature Drawing And Journaling

Author: Emilie Lygren
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597143158
Size: 74.28 MB
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In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies, and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques.

How To Teach Nature Journaling

Author: John Muir Laws
Publisher: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597144902
Size: 24.34 MB
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Expanding on the philosophy and methods of The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren have developed the first-ever comprehensive book devoted to helping educators use nature journaling as an inspiring teaching tool to engage young people with wild places. In their workshops Laws and Lygren are often asked the how-tos of teaching nature journaling: how to manage student groups in the outdoors, teach drawing skills (especially from those who profess to have none), connect journaling to educational standards, and incorporate journaling into longer lessons. This book puts together curriculum plans, advice, and in-the-field experience so that educators of all stripes can leap into journaling with their students. The approaches are designed to work in a range of ecosystems and settings, and are suitable for classroom teachers, outdoor educators, camp counselors, and homeschooling parents. Full-color illustrations and sample journal pages from notable naturalists show how to put each lesson into practice. Field-tested by over a hundred educators, this book includes dozens of activities that easily support the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards--and, just as important, it will show kids and mentors alike how to recognize the wonder and intrigue in their midst.

The Joy Of Forest Bathing

Author: Melanie Choukas-Bradley
Publisher: Rock Point
ISBN: 0760365075
Size: 80.41 MB
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A simple antidote to our nature-starved lives, The Joy of Forest Bathing is an enticing and comprehensive introduction to forest bathing—or Shinrin-yoku, in Japan—the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life. Full sensory immersion in the beauty and wonder of nature and trees can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. Research has shown that forest bathing lowers blood pressure, pulse rate, and cortisol levels; improves mood; and may even boost our immunity to cancer and other diseases. The Joy of Forest Bathing invites you to experience the benefits of this healing practice for yourself. Learn the history and background of forest bathing, followed by detailed instructions for establishing a forest bathing practice in your own adopted “wild home,” encompassed in three steps: 1. Disengagement from your daily routine 2. Deep breathing and nature connection through a series of quiet activities or “invitations” 3. Transitioning back to your daily life This restorative activity can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities: children, teenagers, and even senior citizens with limited mobility and people recovering from illness and surgery. And you don’t need to travel to the Japanese alps to experience the benefits of forest bathing. All you need is a small patch of untouched (or lightly touched) nature to adopt as your “wild home.” Within, find practical tips and inspiration for forest bathing through the seasons: in the winter, when the leafless trees open up new vistas; in the spring, when you can hear the melodious serenade of song birds as they nest in the newly formed green canopy; in the summer, watching the butterflies nectaring on wildflowers; and in the autumn, when you can catch glimpses of hurried squirrels storing food for the winter. The Joy of Forest Bathing introduces a variety of activities that can be enhanced with forest bathing elements, such as mindfulness practices, exercise, art and writing, and outdoor celebrations. Learn, too, how surrendering to the mysteries of nature can provide guidance through difficult times. As you find nourishment in nature, you will instinctively begin to wonder how you can preserve and protect this healing resource. This guide includes suggestions for tending to your “wild home.” Illustrated throughout with enchanting artwork by Dutch illustrator Lieke van der Vorst and stunning nature photography, The Joy of Forest Bathing is the perfect guide to enhancing your life with the wondrous world of nature.

Teaching Values Of Being Human

Author: Mark Le Messurier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000051749
Size: 44.80 MB
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This book provides an opportunity to teach the exquisiteness of being human to our children. Teaching Values of Being Human is a curriculum filled with conversations, lessons and activities that link education, the mind and the heart. It is packed with ideas to empower student agency and voice. Paving the way for practitioners to develop an emotionally responsive environment where young human beings can grow, this practical book encourages children to look inside themselves, discover their identity, find happiness and equip them with skills they can use effectively in the future. The book covers topics such as: Emotional capacities, self-awareness and self-identity. Relationships and healthy communication. Emotional intelligence, resilience and perseverance. The importance of human connection and its benefits. Ideal for teachers in all education settings, along with support staff, psychologists, counsellors and allied health professionals, who wish to aid the emotional development and well-being of children under their care.

Ornithology

Author: Michael L. Morrison
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 1421424711
Size: 32.62 MB
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Creative Journal For Parents

Author: Lucia Capacchione
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570623998
Size: 10.38 MB
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"It's important to embrace parenting with all your might," writes Lucia Capacchione, "in order to reap the deepest rewards available to you." But with so many theories, methods, and opinions about raising children, how can we find our own way of parenting? Her answer: By accessing the inherent wisdom and guidance within ourselves to find out what we really value, what dreams and aspirations we hold, what our individual parenting styles are.The Creative Journal for Parents shows us how. Capacchione's book applies her popular creative journaling method of self-discovery to every stage of parenting: preparation, birth or adoption, early childhood, and all the way through the teenage years. Using journal writing and drawing—including her pioneering use of the non-dominant hand to access intuitive, breakthrough, right brain thinking—she takes us through simple, enjoyable exercises like "Wanted: My Kind of Parent" and "The Inner Child Answers Back." Parents and prospective parents alike will learn to get in touch with true feelings and needs, articulate core beliefs and values, learn to reframe negative experiences, and celebrate their relationships—present and future—with their children.

Feel It Real

Author: Denise Coates
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416570325
Size: 67.72 MB
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Make the Law of Attraction Work for You Build your wealth Find your soul mate Create your ideal body Improve your health Achieve success The Law of Attraction has been embraced by millions as a powerful, life-changing tool. Yet while many are familiar with the theory that thinking positive will attract positive elements into your life, putting it into practice can be difficult to master. Realizing this after years of working with clients as a personal coach, Denise Coates developed fun, practical exercises for applying the Law of Attraction. Clients soon started to overcome their mental blocks and to experience the natural well-being of the Universe. These empowering, enlightening exercises -- more than fifty in all -- embrace every area of life, including wealth, health, career, body image, romantic relationships, and inner peace. Truly, profoundly uplifting and bursting with positive energy, Feel It Real! will help you to put the Law of Attraction into practice and to achieve lasting, life-changing results.

Magical Beginnings Enchanted Lives

Author: David Simon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409004848
Size: 41.89 MB
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Using exercises and techniques developed over ten years of teaching a popular series of workshops at the Chopra Center for Well Being, Dr Deepak Chopra shows readers how to see parenthood from a very different perspective. Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives uses meditation, yoga, dietary guidelines, natural remedies, visualization, journaling and drawing to enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby. Also included are practical strategies to prepare the parents for labour and delivery, caring for the newborn child and enjoying parenthood. By applying established techniques from Deepak Chopra's internationally famous mind/body approach to the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and early infancy, Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives adds previously unexplored dimensions of physical health, joy and insight to elevate one of life's primal experiences to the realm of the miraculous.