Riverside at the Royal forest – April 20th 2021

Connect with nature,
enjoy your day,
and receive
physical, emotional,
and spiritual benefits!

Most likely you came across one of the invitations I placed at the Gorba and Royal forests or we’ve met in person and I handed you one.

Your interest is appreciated. We enjoy our local natural areas, and more specifically the forests.

This website/venture is dedicated to the experience and enhancement of our forests and natural areas, the many potential features, and the numerous benefits to us and the environment.

It’s only a couple days until the “official” Earth Day. I’m pondering the many things we could do to commemorate the day, take inspired action, and strategically evolve.

Clean-up is specifically relevant at this time of year, since the passing of winter reveals so much need and opportunity.

I’ve been watching this locale in the Royal forest evolve for over a year and have considered doing some enhancing/building here, however, what I came across yesterday is very concerning.

Someone came back to continue tearing it down.
Will they come again?

I’ve created a page specifically for this locale. You can check it out here: Royal Casita


It’s certainly been a transformative time for most of us. We’ve been physically distancing ourselves from extended family, friends, and others in the community for some time now. Social interaction can be awkward and even difficult at times. So many rules/restrictions and changes. Yet, most of us know the value of and need for socializing.

Some of us have gained great benefits from taking the time to holistically improve our wellness thanks to being aware and active, while others maybe not so much. In fact, some people suffer even more now, directly because of this pandemic.

Many people have been shut-ins or shut-outs for a year or more now, especially those that are considered most vulnerable or have other impediments. 

For how much longer will they be cooped-up or cast-out?

So maybe we should ask ourselves; how can we be more inclusive and provide specific opportunities to enhance each individual’s unique wellness journey?

I believe we could begin by offering a more holistic approach to wellness, which specifically provides safe, comfortable, and enjoyable access to beneficial/healthy amenities in our local natural areas–for everyone.

I’m imagining “Wellness Walks”, where we share insights on our journey to wellbeing, while exploring local natural areas even/especially during Covid.

Learn more by checking out the page–use the link below.


Wellness Walks
Inspired natural outings that are enjoyable and beneficial
Check it out

Live Forest Art
Immersive art therapy that’s connective and fun
Learn more

I’ve published on Medium
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Last year on this weekend we went for a journey that took us through Algonquin park, where I had a unique “wildlife” experience. You can read about it here:



Your feedback, insights, and inquiries are appreciated… Toma