Of The Earth Institute was founded in 2000 by Barbara Wolf Terao, Ed.D. to serve as an integration point for environment and culture. As the Lakota phrase, Mitakuye Oyasin, suggests, we are all related and connected. We are all of the Earth. In Buddhist tradition, emissaries of harmony, wisdom, and enlightenment are considered Bodhisattvas of the Earth.
In Of The Earth blog, I share observations about plants, animals, and life. What happens when we unplug from technology for a while and breathe fresh air? We know many of the negative effects of humans on the environment and must address them if we wish to survive as a species. My focus here, however, is on the positive effects of nature on humans. I explore ecotherapy and the benefits of simply going outside and paying attention.
My husband and I live in Washington, near our grown children, learning the music and stories of the Pacific Northwest. I am a writer, psychologist, and breast cancer survivor. Find me on Facebook as Barbara Terao.