Outdoor

  • The Art of Meeting Outdoors: Part 1

    Posted January 3, 2021 by mdoerr
    What if instead of "how do we meet them where they are?", we asked; "how do we meet people?"
  • Connection 2020

    Posted December 29, 2020 by mdoerr
    As I reflect on 2020, I’ve realized how much connection really mattered.
  • How to Find Gratitude in Nature

    Posted May 21, 2020 by mdoerr
    Gratitude is the antidote to struggle and fear. Fear puts the brain into fight, flight, or freeze mode. When I am grateful, I feel like I am more in right, might, and be mode.
  • Connect: It's what I do

    Posted February 18, 2020 by mdoerr
    Because my background is varied, I often am asked, “What do you do now?” The short answer is; I help people connect to themselves, to others and to Earth.
  • Connecting to the Outdoors: Lessons from Roundtable

    Posted February 5, 2020 by mdoerr
    We need outdoor connections because they are critical in creating stewards for tomorrow, outdoor communities across the state and health and wellbeing for everyone.
  • Renewed by Nature

    Posted December 19, 2019 by mdoerr
    We are all a part of nature, whether we care to see it or not.
  • Hunting: Embracing Embeddedness

    Posted January 4, 2019 by mdoerr

    I’ve been searching for a way to challenge the hunting community to rethink how the activity is portrayed. There are random thoughts on notes posted in various places in Evernote, Trello, an outdoor notebook and on the notepad on my phone, but they never really came together until I…

  • No real darkness in nature

    Posted December 21, 2018 by mdoerr

    I love when I can bring nature and its benefits into a conversation. As a budding Ecopsychologist, I’m finding it pretty easy to incorporate my love of the outdoors into every conversation, especially when it has to do with living well. In preparation for a Wellness Forum on Lightness…

  • A Professional Hunter in Africa - What's That Gig Like?

    Posted July 16, 2018 by mdoerr
    Professional Hunter, a title some hunters assume due to their hunting prowess and success. But, it’s an earned title in Africa. On my recent 10-day hunt in South Africa, I meet some wonderful professional hunters – or “PH” as they’re called. A PH is required to accompany every foreign hunter there.
  • The Sounds (and Squirms) of Summer

    Posted June 7, 2018 by mdoerr
    We are bonded by those special things in nature that each group enjoys. For our summer neighborhood, it is sunshine, the lake, the neighborhood lawn and yummy fish (caught with a few extra special worms).