Earthfire Stories

Reconnection Ecology® is a framework which changes how we think about ecology and which can be applied by anyone, anywhere. It’s an invitation to ourselves to live in true companionship with nature, and then live our lives from a basis of connection.

An egg starting to hatch

The Mysterious Egg

The early morning silence in the vast sagebrush field was profound. Meditative. The dense fog lent a quality of mystery. The world was still. Out of the mist came the call of a raven in the nearby woods and suddenly, the air itself was filled with a sense of life

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Close up of the orange, cornucopia-shaped flower of the touch-me-not plant

Planting Seeds of Change

When I was a child growing up in upstate New York, my parents and I would take a walk around the woods surrounding the local reservoir on weekends. My mother delighted in showing me the touch-me—not, a plant with seed pods that, when ripe, await being touched and then burst

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Blossoming pink and white magnolia flowers

The Healing Tree and Other Stories

At the December American Sustainable Business Network conference, I led a workshop called Transformative Experiences in Nature: A Path to a Livable Planet. My goal was to bring a deeper awareness of nature into the thinking and planning of the successful, socially-oriented business leaders in attendance. The method was the

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Woman sitting on a log next to a large gray timberwolf

Rewriting Our Story

We need a new story in conservation—one that energizes us and gives us hope. As more species extinctions are announced and weather patterns change dramatically, our human-centered frame of reference is too small, causing us to make decisions that do not consider the living systems in which we are embedded.

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An egg starting to hatch

The Mysterious Egg

The early morning silence in the vast sagebrush field was profound. Meditative. The dense fog lent a quality of mystery. The world was still. Out of the mist came the call of a raven in the nearby woods and suddenly, the air itself was filled with a sense of life

Read More
Close up of the orange, cornucopia-shaped flower of the touch-me-not plant

Planting Seeds of Change

When I was a child growing up in upstate New York, my parents and I would take a walk around the woods surrounding the local reservoir on weekends. My mother delighted in showing me the touch-me—not, a plant with seed pods that, when ripe, await being touched and then burst

Read More
Blossoming pink and white magnolia flowers

The Healing Tree and Other Stories

At the December American Sustainable Business Network conference, I led a workshop called Transformative Experiences in Nature: A Path to a Livable Planet. My goal was to bring a deeper awareness of nature into the thinking and planning of the successful, socially-oriented business leaders in attendance. The method was the

Read More
Woman sitting on a log next to a large gray timberwolf

Rewriting Our Story

We need a new story in conservation—one that energizes us and gives us hope. As more species extinctions are announced and weather patterns change dramatically, our human-centered frame of reference is too small, causing us to make decisions that do not consider the living systems in which we are embedded.

Read More

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