The Machine of our Modern Culture has steadily eroded our connection to the healing energy of the earth in almost every way...
We are in an unprecedented time in human history - a global science experiment unfolding in real time of ultra-convenience, over-consumption, franken-foods, 24-7 technology, and constant exposure to environmental chemicals and electromagnetic fields
At the same time we have also experienced a massive collective relationship breakdown to the wild world - spending most of our time indoors isolated from the sights, sounds and rhythms of nature.
And we seem to be stuck in this holding pattern even when we know it is making our minds.bodies.hearts & souls feel chronically (un)well. This nature deficit may show up for you as physical illness or a combination of overwhelm, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, loneliness, or even spiritual crisis. The more we separate ourselves from the natural world, the sicker we become.
In contrast, for millennia, we were immersed in an intimate relationship with the earth, the trees, the plants, the insects, the animals, the oceans and streams, the sun, the moon, and the stars. This wild immersion and healing energy exchange through the sights, sounds, smells, and energetic vibration of the natural world was all we knew.
It has only been a sliver of time in human history that we have separated ourselves from this exquisite partnership…but those memories are still held in our DNA.
reWilding (by its most practical definition): is an intentional choice to rebuild a mutually beneficial relationship with the natural world through nutrient-rich, whole food nutrition and nature-infused lifestyle transformation to restore wild well-being in ourselves, our loved ones, our communities, and our beautiful planet.
Because what you are in relationship with, you look after, love, and care for. And receive those gifts in return.
This collective relationship breakdown lies at the epicenter of the epidemics of chronic illness, obesity, skyrocketing rates of anxiety and depression, and the ever-present eco-crisis that we are now facing.
So what can we do about all of this?
We can start by taking a stand against our culture-made addictions, tap into our free will and inner wild, and vote with our time, our attention, and our dollars for a more sustainable and healthful future for the planet and for ourselves.
These two simple, but radical acts below will start you on your journey to reclaiming nature as one of your primary relationships:
1) fall back in love with local, nutrient-rich, whole foods to fuel your mind.body for peak performance (and strengthen a sustainable and health-promoting food supply)
2) consciously choose a nature-infused lifestyle with a happy and enthusiastic heart every single day to:
lift your mood
naturally reduce inflammation and stress
optimize your sleep
strengthen your immune system
inspire child-like wonder and joy
deepen your mindfulness and spirituality
awaken your inner wild and reverence for all living beings, great & small
Your mind.body.heart & soul will feel grounded, vibrant and wild again if you tap into the healing rhythm of the earth in these two essential ways.
The benefits are nearly immediate and anyone can do this!
The Wild at Heart Method is uniquely designed to help you transition into a lifestyle that awakens your inner wild and supports your wellbeing.
Subscribe for reWilding inspiration to your inbox and download the reWilding Retreat Guide: a nature-infused, self-guided retreat to explore on your own or with family and friends designed to help you de-stress, disconnect from technology, soulfully connect with loved ones & nature, nourish your mind.body with healthy whole food, and provide the mental space to practice mindfulness in your everyday life.
See you in the wild,
Angela Juhl, MS, CHWC, CYT
Master of Science in Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine
Wellcoaches™ Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Wild Woman Project Circle Leader
Certified Yoga Teacher
Wild at Heart was founded on the mission: to take a stand against unsustainable cultural norms by empowering YOU to realign your lifestyle & mindset with the wisdom of nature for mind.body.heart & soul healing and rekindling a soulful relationship to the natural world...for yourself, your loved ones, our communities, and our beautiful planet.