A little dirt under the nails…

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First, get inspired by watching this video:


Then, you might want to check out the Path to Freedom website.

After that, you might want to read Last Child in the Woods.


An excerpt from the first chapters that I’ve read:

“Unlike television, nature does not steal time; it amplifies it. Nature offers healing for a child living in a destructive family or neighborhood. It serves as a blank slate upon which a child draws and reinterprets the culture’s fantasies. Nature inspires creativity in a child by demanding visualization and the full use of the senses. Given a chance, a child will bring the confusion of the world to the woods, wash it in the creek, turn it over to see what lives on the unseen side of that confusion. Nature can frighten a child, too, and this fright serves a purpose. In nature, a child finds freedom, fantasy, and privacy: a place distant from the adult world, a separate peace.”

After that, you might want to turn off your computer, plant a grape vine, and climb a tree.