A Field Guide to Life

An in-depth guide to living a life you love by discovering your own greatest potential and personal truth. Offered here as a series of articles, or for purchase as an e-book. If you’re new to this blog thread, start at the bottom — the beginning of the book.

A Field Guide to Life – Principle #8 – Unity

December 25, 2012

This installment of A Field Guide to Life shows how everything is connected to everything, all a manifestation of the same energy of creation. It challenges you to reinvent your life story – to one that acknowledges the connectedness you share, with others and with all life.   Principle #8 – Connectedness “I am a […]

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A Field Guide to Life – Principle #7 – Community

December 18, 2012

This installment of A Field Guide to Life shows that cooperation in nature is far more powerful than competition, and how nature creates communities, living systems made up of living systems. It challenges you to transform your “I” story into a “we” story.    Principle #7 – Community “A healthy social life is found only […]

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A Field Guide to Life – Principle #6 – Energy

December 11, 2012

This installment of A Field Guide to Life shows that it’s energy, not time, space or even resources, that sustains our world. It challenges you to become aware, with depth and clarity, of what matters most to you, and how you can devote your precious energy to its fulfillment.   Principle #6 – Energy “The […]

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A Field Guide to Life – Principle #5 – Rhythm

December 4, 2012

This installment of A Field Guide to Life shows that nature creates using rhythms and cycles, sustaining life’s continual renewal. It challenges you “allow” life’s natural patterns to define the flow of your life, letting go of the need to fight or control things.   Principle #5 – Rhythm “All rivers run to the sea, […]

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A Field Guide to Life – Principle #4 – Simultaneity

November 27, 2012

This installment of A Field Guide to Life shows that nature is alive with “many right answers” to every situation. It challenges you to explore ambiguity, and to “allow” answers to come forth.   Principle #4 – Simultaneity  “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  – Wayne […]

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A Field Guide to Life – Principle #3 – Organization

November 20, 2012

This installment of A Field Guide to Life shows how nature creates order out of chaos. It challenges you to allow your creativity, not your willpower, to guide your life.   Principle #3 – Self-Organization “Man changes the conditions to suit the things. Nature changes the things to suit the conditions.”  – John Burroughs  Nature’s […]

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A Field Guide to Life – Principle #2 – Opportunity

November 13, 2012

This installment of A Field Guide to Life shows how uncertainty in nature is the home of all opportunity. It challenges you to see life’s chaos as an opening, not a threat.   Principle #2 – Opportunism “We all continually move on the edges of eternity, and are sometimes granted vistas through the fabric of […]

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A Field Guide to Life – Principle #1 – Creativity

November 6, 2012

Principle #1 – Creative Expression “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”  – Lao Tzu  Nature’s Principle: To create is to bring into existence, to transform “what isn’t” into “what is,” the building of bridges between possibility and reality. The vast universe is sustained by a singular energy, the energy of creative expression. This […]

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A Field Guide to Life – Nature’s Life Lessons

October 30, 2012

My Four “Life Lessons” from Nature Over the years, from early ventures as a young child, to an adult who finds peace and connection in nature, to my work as a nature tour leader in some of the world’s most exotic wilderness locations, I’ve found nature to be a most amazing teacher. With both persistence […]

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A Field Guide to Life – The Big Picture of Life

October 23, 2012

Whenever I’ve been confronted with a challenge or an obstacle in my life, I find I’m always drawn to asking the same question: “What would nature do here?” My love for nature goes back to my earliest memories, where in the midst of stern messages about knowing more, trying harder and getting it all right, […]

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