Wisdom of the Forest

Lessons in Cooperation and Abundance Thinking

 

Science now shows… trees communicate and care for each other. They are among our greatest teachers, if we are patient and wise enough to listen and humble enough to learn from them. Communicating with one another via electrical signals across a fungal network — the ‘Wood Wide Web’ — they use their forest internet responsibly, to help one another and share resources. We humans are called to do the same.
  
Combining lessons learned through her direct experiences in nature and as a social media trainer and consultant, Kathy Sipple shares what she has learned in her journeys. 

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Start/Grow a Business 

Resources to help naturally and authentically achieve your goals.

Earth Stewardship

Listen, read, learn, connect and get involved.

Resource Sharing

Timebanking mutually benefits members and the community.

Persimmons

A few years ago, I was on a mission to find (and eat) a persimmon in the wild. I had never seen one before -- or not that I had noticed. Then one day last fall I noticed an odd looking tree while I was out driving, doing errands. I passed a nearby park I had passed...

An Invitation from the Sun

I'm making a commitment this year to listen to my body better and also to try to develop a closer connection to the Earth as well. The First of May celebrates the Sun's ascendance and instills a desire to welcome life, light and love now that winter's dark veil is...

My New Business Home(s): Branding Challenges and Solutions

This website has been "under construction" for quite awhile. How to present my own "brand" seems to be the biggest marketing challenge of my career... I've been doing a lot of work over the past year, drilling down on the big questions: Why, how, and what I do and who...

Shifting Sands

My Social Media Coach was chosen by Green Heron Productions to create the website for their upcoming documentary, Shifting Sands.  The film will explore the unique partnerships and showing movement toward wide scale restoration and sustainability of the unique Great...

April 24 – Valparaiso Local Food Summit

Valparaiso Local Food Summit on Friday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Valparaiso University Law School. Across the nation, local foods have emerged as a growing business sector. New jobs are being created in our local food system including producers,...

The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

Are original ideas possible? Mark Twain thought not. In his autobiography he said, “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and...

CoThrive Was Born Today

Visit CoThrive. Today I realized something important. I know what I want to be when I grow up! At 48, some would argue, I should be pretty much grown up by now, so maybe it's about time... I am a -- wait for it... Spiritual Economist, or at least a Spiritual Economist...

Remembering Home

[metaslider id=1299] I decided to document all the places I've lived over the years with photos. Why? I'm really not sure yet completely, but it has something to do with... Memory. We've been visiting a relative in a memory care facility and it makes me curious about...

No Resolutions Except to Grow

I was tempted to make a New Year's resolution again this year, but I'm not going to. History has shown that shown me that resolutions usually are not all that successful anyway, so what's the point? I think the more important aspect of this tradition is a desire to...

You Are a Masterpiece

I attended an amazing Access Bars class with Emily Russell on Saturday at the Lotus Center and am so grateful for the tools I learned.  The first class in Access is The Bars®. We learned the 32 points on your head which, when gently touched, effortlessly and easily...