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.

Book titled We Are in the Middle of Forever laying on the forest floor surrounded by moss, leaves, and tree roots
An Interview with Authors Dahr Jamail and Stan Rushworth

Beginning each interview with prayer, Stan Rushworth and Dahr Jamail have nurtured a collection of stories, insights, and hope from the perspective of Indigenous narrators as we all confront the...

The Teton mountain range tinted pink by the sunrise, with a forest in the foreground

The pinking of the sky in the early dawning. The cool pine-scented breeze flowing down from the mountains. The growing golden light casting long shadows across the fields of sage...

An egg starting to hatch

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...

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

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...

Woman sitting next to a tree, looking out over a hilly landscape
Two Books on Our Diminishing Ability to Think Deeply

During the first few months of this year, Earthtfire has been diving into the power of storytelling—and how the seemingly simple act of sharing a profound experience can inspire us...

Blossoming pink and white magnolia flowers

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...

Woman sitting on a log next to a large gray timberwolf

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...

A brown daschund and gray cat snuggle together on a bed
Our Genetic Similarities to Wild Things

I was raised with cats. Growing up, there was always a family cat roaming the house, moving from lap to lap and bed to bed. Throughout adulthood, I’ve been catless...

Black and white bird sitting on a branch
A Quality Only Too Common in Many Species

Magpies have a reputation for being very smart birds—but now I am not so sure. Last night, as I walked by the enclosure that holds the five orphaned foxes we...

Light palomino horse against a snowy backdrop
A Powerful Story

Often a deep shift in consciousness occurs when we share with each other the profound, inexplicable experiences we’ve had with wildlife. It is vitally important that we support one another...

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