The Tree and Me: Finding Life Purpose Through Connecting with Nature

February 19th, 2014Priscilla Stuckey, PhD, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CAPrescott College, Prescott, AZHost: Barry Erdman

About The Presentation

Among nature’s many healing gifts is the power to stimulate creativity and help individuals clarify their sense of purpose and meaning in life. I will share stories of a few of my experiences of connecting with a tree or a creek or a fox and offer reflections on how the hearts of people and the heart of nature flow together in a spirituality of nature and purpose. Together we will share practical ideas for helping people root themselves in the greater wisdom of nature.

About the Presenter

Priscilla Stuckey is a writer, editor, and scholar with a passion for reconnecting people with nature. Her memoir, Kissed By a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature, published by Counterpoint Press in 2012, won the 2013 Nautilus Silver Award in Animals/Nature and the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in Nature. The book weaves memoir and nonfiction into an insightful look at Western culture’s attitudes toward nature and was praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “an entertaining and emotionally resonant book.” Stuckey received her PhD in feminist theory and religious studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and was the founder of a nonprofit land trust in Oakland, CA. She is affiliate faculty in the doctoral program of Prescott College in Prescott, AZ.

Additional Resources

Recommended book: Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature


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