#78 Wash Your Spirit Clean

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Around the 1860s about 95% of the Redwood Forests were cut down for lumber, to be used by ranchers, developers, and loggers. 

John Muir, a disrupter of that time, as well as a naturalist, author, philosopher, and early advocate for all things nature, saw this problem and took action.

As passionate as he was about preserving nature, he needed help. 

His beautiful essays, poems, and pictures of the Yosemite Valley caught the attention of President, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. 

When Roosevelt was 25, his mother and wife fell ill. They ended up dying on the same day. To this, he said, “The light has gone out of my life.”

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#12 Biomimicry

My fiancé and I were walking through Golden Gate Park on a cold and crisp Saturday afternoon. We walked through one of the ten lakes the park offers, each finely equipped with its own distinct character. On our way, we were pleasantly ambushed in unison by squirrels, ducks, finches, and a swimming raccoon. I’m not sure how the conversation started, but through the course of it, my better half brought up the term biomimicry.

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#4 Nature – A Place to Cleanse Your Spirit

I go on lots of nature walks. When I’m in and around nature, I become centered, centered in such a way that the rat race that has become my life temporarily vanquishes. I see many metaphors in nature’s presence. Each moment spent amongst the trees has a big lesson behind it. In nature’s silence, every word can be heard clearly. She is able to cut, crystalize, and clarify everything that I need to know.

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