Simple and Easy Ways to ‘Rewild’ Your Life by Going Outside (Micah Mortali)
It can be easy to think of practices like rewilding and mindfulness as being habits of only extra-zen, nature-based people. But if you’re someone who likes to go outside or is building an outdoor habit, they are probably already a part of what you’re doing, at least a little.
So how can you do it more? And if you don’t think you’ve added them, how can you make them happen while balancing a modern life?
In this episode Micah Mortali, rewilding expert and dean of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership, shares his insights and tips of rewilding, mindfulness and even meditation. Author of the book “Rewilding, Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature,” Micah’s extra-practical tips make a rewilding habit accessible for any outdoor-lover.
[1:52] Why this recording is a little different
[2:41] Micah Mortali’s favorite outdoor space
[4:41] Amy’s regular moment of mindfulness
[5:16] What Micah thinks about that moment
[6:34] How Micah became someone who likes to go outside
[9:32] The spiritual connection of nature and how it’s weird some religions are confused
[10:55] Other Christian faith traditions and nature
[13:42] What is “rewilding?”
[20:45] How a nature draw plays out for city-dwellers
[23:35] Mindfulness and task-focus in nature
[29:56] The challenge of meditation for focused people
[32:22] How rewilding and mindfulness fit into a daily nature habit
[37:02] What the pandemic taught us about rewilding
[40:27] Simple tips for rewilding and mindfulness in nature
[42:47] Micah’s favorite outdoor moment