In this inspiring conversation with host, John Kalani Zak, Phyllis Look, Hawaii's first Forest Bathing Guide, returns to "Zak Talks Story" to discuss the increasing world-wide popularity of the healing practice of Shinrinyoku. She will also update listeners on the challenges, victories, and opportunities for inner growth and healing brought about through this practice.
The poem read by Phyllis and John is "For Papatūānuku – Mother Earth" by Ngāti Hine/Ngāpuhi writer Nadine Anne Hura. It was shared by Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Find the text and the poet’s notes here:
Read/listen to the entire essay The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Invisibility of Nature by English naturalist and journalist Michael McCarthy, in Emergence Magazine. https://emergencemagazine.org/essay/the-consolation-of-nature/