Trusting Gut Instincts

I was raised in the heartland of America: Illinois. As I grew up I heard the phrase “you have to trust your gut” on many occasions. It was not like I heard the phrase “Trusting Gut Instincts” a million times, but this notion was a constant in my upbringing, like the mouthwatering taste of fresh sweet corn, it was quietly …

Jeffrey SchmidtTrusting Gut Instincts

Eco-connection Seminar

Agency for Earth Seminar Our Biggest Environmental Problem is Disconnection from our Inner Nature If you want to know how we humans care for ourselves, just look at how we treat the environment. We show a staggering disregard for biological systems and our own intrinsic nature. In the words of neuroscientist and author Dr. Bruce Perry* our society is “biologically …

Jeffrey SchmidtEco-connection Seminar
why we treat the environment poorly

Why we treat the environment poorly

Why do we treat the environment with such callous disregard? It seems like we are daring Mother Nature to slap us back and teach us a lesson — this is just now starting to happen. The answer to why we treat the environment poorly parallels how we care for ourselves. It lies in the adverse experiences of our upbringing, both …

Jeffrey SchmidtWhy we treat the environment poorly