The Life of Holistic Engagement

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What is Natural Engagement? 

Holistic engagement is a way to live where you increasingly engage in creating and sourcing what you need, from your local environment.

Examples of Holistic Engagement is: foraging, crafting, connection with others & nature.

It is a way to reclaim our direct relationship with nature and fill our need to move & create.

Natural Engagement is a timeless way to improve our mental & physical wellbeing.

The science behind Holistic Engagement

“Making things is a vital means of self-expression, self-realization, and self-help that sparks the mind, touches the soul, and rejuvenates the spirit.”
– Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin

“Here are some of the essential take-homes: we all need nearby nature: we benefit cognitively and psychologically from having trees, bodies of water, and green spaces just to look at; we should be smarter about landscaping our schools, hospitals, workplaces and neighbourhoods so everyone gains. We need quick incursions to natural areas that engage our senses. Everyone needs access to clean, quiet and safe natural refuges in a city. Short exposures to nature can make us less aggressive, more creative, more civic minded and healthier overall. For warding off depression, lets go with the Finnish recommendation of five hours a month in nature, minimum. But as the poets, neuroscientists and river runners have shown us, we also at times need longer, deeper immersions into wild spaces to recover from severe distress, to imagine our futures and to be our best civilised selves.” 
― Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

“You are born to move with grace, born to embrace novelty and variety, born to crave wide-open spaces, and, above all, born to love. But one of the more profound facts that will emerge is that you are born to heal. Your body fixes itself. A big part of this is an idea called homeostasis, which is a wonderfully intricate array of functions that repair the wear and tear and stress of living.” 
― John J. Ratey, Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

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With love, 
Daniel 

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