Calm by Nature.
 

Some people say that nature is part calm and part turbulent tempest.

Yin Yang.  Just like us.

But my experience is that when thriving, nature is primarily peaceful ‚Äď with rare moments of pressure release.

In this way, the Earth offers us a clear mirror for what our best lives can look like.  As we pay attention, she reminds us that, like her, when we thrive, we are calm by nature.

Not sleepy calm, nor boring calm, nor out-of-touch calm.

Calm in the sense that we can relax enough to let the unbridled flow of life run through us, so that our lives and our work may become instruments of more resonant beauty and¬†healing ‚Äď for ourselves, our communities and our Earth.

Thank you for being here.

I look forward to knowing you.

natasha deganello giraudie

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Calm by Nature.
 

Some people say that nature is part calm and part turbulent tempest.

Yin Yang.  Just like us.

But my experience is that when thriving, nature is primarily peaceful ‚Äď with rare moments of pressure release.

In this way, the Earth offers us a clear mirror for what our best lives can look like.  As we pay attention, she reminds us that, like her, when we thrive, we are calm by nature.

Not sleepy calm, nor boring calm, nor out-of-touch calm.

Calm in the sense that we can relax enough to let the unbridled flow of life run through us, so that our lives and our work may become instruments of more resonant beauty and¬†healing ‚Äď for ourselves, our communities and our Earth.

Thank you for being here.

I look forward to knowing you.

natasha deganello giraudie

‚Ü°

 

 

3 ways to awaken your inherent calm, in harmony with the Earth.

 

CALM BY NATURE
Trail Map

It's much easier to awaken your inherent state of vibrant, nature-infused calm, when you have a reliable map.  Drawing on what has worked for me, I'm happy to chart your map with you.

 

I'd like one!

CALM BY NATURE
Practice Foundations

Learn my favorite, tried-and-true repertoire of nature-centered practices to embody your grounded, inner peace every single day ‚Äď no matter what is going on.

 

Learn More.

CALM BY NATURE
Familia

Once you learn the foundations, grow and expand your practice of nature-infused calm, in community with an international group of people aligning their wellbeing with the Earth's.

 

Yes Please!

My favorite things

From time to time, I send out a short email to share what's uplifting me and helping me deepen my relationship with nature.  

Would you like to receive it?

We respect your privacy.

Here's a Gift for You

An uplifting short film I co-directed with Michael "Pom" Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mt. Shasta.

It's based on one question:

What's one word from your ancestral language that changed your life and that you can offer to the next generation to heal our relationship with the world?

Appropriate for all ages.  (20 mins.)  

We respect your privacy.

 

A few other musings.

 

Listen to the Podcast

soulful sips & unhurried conversations to help you restore your grounded & inspired presence.

7 Things I Learned

from collaborating with Indigenous wisdom keepers.  An opinion piece for one of my favorite magazines. 

A Brief Uplifting Tour

of diverse stories from around the world, from the Yes! Magazine issue of An Ecological Civilization.

A bit about me

I'm Natasha ‚Äď mama, documentary filmmaker and nature practice guide.¬† Through my work I help Earth lovers¬†awaken their inherent calm in collaboration with nature.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, my perspective is infused with 20 years of study with the Dalai Lama, nature retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh, and learning from Indigenous wisdom keepers and some of the great naturalists of our time. 

You can let me know here if you'd like to receive my occasional compilation of things keeping me close to nature.

Here's the link to connect on Instagram.

And here are some of the places my work has been featured.

much love,

natasha deganello giraudie

Who's Rosa Guayaba?

Rosa Guayaba is the particular color of a ripe guava fruit. You say "dusty pink". I say "rosa guayaba." Saying those words connects me not only to a favorite color and a treasured taste of my beloved Venezuela. Rosa Guayaba is gratitude for the immeasurable gifts the Earth offers us each day. Rosa Guayaba is the scent carried by the breeze, reminding us of who we are and what we are here for. Rosa Guayaba is reverence for nature and for all that is sacred.  

This is what I look forward to helping you stay close to.

@rosa.guayaba started as my Instagram handle, as a way of exploring this new thread as it wove itself into life and acknowledge that it was not coming from me, but rather though me from what I experience as the most generous flow.

Along the way, some people have started calling me Rosa, which I didn't expect, yet it makes me smile inside. 

Would you like to contact me? 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Let me know what's on your mind

DISCLAIMER

The Nature Practice programs and mentoring are intended to educate and inspire you on your personal journey toward wellbeing and happiness. They are not intended to replace care best provided by qualified professionals and they are not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Photography by Piccadilly Posh, Pete Longworth & Natasha Deganello Giraudie. 

Design by Todd Schulte.