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.

Bare feet of woman standing barefoot outdoors in nature

On June 13th, we held our quarterly Storytelling Circle with a virtual group of local and international storytellers and Earthfire supporters. The conversation exceeded expectations for what is possible when...

White bison grazing in a pasture with two horses, with the Teton mountain range in the background

The part of our Earth that Earthfire calls home spoke to Jean and myself as soon as we saw it. There was something about it, hard to express… It felt...

Woman sitting at the end of a dock on a lake surrounded by mountains and pine forest

Last month, I wrote that when our lines of connection to other living beings are dimmed, our access to understanding the connections available to us in nature becomes limited. Inherent...

Owl peeking out from behind a tree in the forest
Tuning to Our Instinct for Reciprocity

When our line of connection to other living beings is dimmed, our access to the understanding of the relationships and joy available to us in nature becomes limited. Inherent in...

Small log cabin in a snowy forest landscape

This post was first published in Teton Valley Top to Bottom’s 1999 Winter Edition, then reposted here on Earthfire Institute’s website in February 2017. We share it again today in...

Jessica Hallstrom snuggling with a shelter dog

I remember almost all of them. Not all by name, but by other things—one pair of remarkably upright terrier ears, the way an enormous Great Dane tiptoed so timidly to...

A fork in a raised wooden boardwalk through the woods
How Reconnection Leads to Real Change

I’d like to believe that a sizable portion of our world population recognizes that Earth is losing natural resources faster than is sustainable for the long term survival of all...

Black and White Butterfly on the sandy ground
Reconnection Ecology in Practice
Reconnection Ecology® is Earthfire’s visceral, embodied, heart-based approach to saving wildlands and waters. Reconnection Ecology® is a mode of healing, of reconciling our relationship with nature, and becomes powerful when...
The books Bright Green Lies and Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World standing on a rock with foliage in the background
The Urgency of Healing Our Burning World

At first glance, two new books that address our deepening environmental crises—Bright Green Lies by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, & Max Wilbert and Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World by Barry...

High altitude drone image showing the curve of the earth, rivers, and clouds in the atmosphere

Our rational conscious mind can process 40 bits of information per second. Our intuitive subconscious mind can process 11 million. Yet our western culture increasingly focuses on rationality and dismisses...

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