Return to Nature
Naturism is a holistic lifestyle of respect for self, respect for others and respect for the environment. Join me in my journey to live a more natural lifestyle.
Since its initial growth of popularity in post-War Europe, naturism—the practice of nonsexual social nudity—has been touted as a sort of antidote to many modern social ailments. When industry overtook cities with its smoke, factories and de-humanizing working conditions and World War I razed countrysides, people were searching for a return to nature, a returnContinue reading “Naturism = Escapism?”
The healing powers of nature have been known since before we even had words to describe them. From ancient cultures that revered the land they depended on, to early herbalists and gardeners, humans have always understood that time spent in nature improved mental, physical and spiritual health. Modern science is catching up and providing theContinue reading “Forest Bathing”
Minimalism. At first you may think it doesn’t have much to do with naturism, but I think the two philosophies go hand-in-hand perfectly and that the former can provide an almost perfect example of how to popularize an alternative lifestyle. What is Minimalism? Minimalism means many things across art, music and architecture. But I’m talkingContinue reading “How to Promote Naturism? Like a Minimalist.”
I recently went on a three-day backcountry camping trip to a remote lake. It was a time of refreshing my mind, relaxing my body and renewing my spirit. Fresh forest air in my lungs. Dirt and grass between my toes. No sounds but the wind whispering through the trees and the calls of loons andContinue reading “Naked Meditation”
I’m a writer and designer based in Canada. With a deep appreciation for nature and social causes, I believe the practice of naturism can provide healing to both our society and environment.
My Naturist Beliefs
In addition to traditional naturist philosophy—respect for self, others and the environment—my naturist ideology is strongly shaped by environmentalism, intersectionality and spirituality.
As a naturist, I feel a deep connection to nature and a strong passion to protect it from the effects of human-caused climate change.
As a naturally liberating practice, I believe that naturism is for everybody, and must be a welcoming place for all oppressed and marginalized people.
In a capitalistic, industrial society, returning to nature in our natural form is a powerful healing process for both our mental and spiritual health.
“Is not nakedness then indecent? No, not inherently. It is your thought, your sophistication, your fear, your respectability, that is indecent. There come moods when these clothes of ours are not only too irksome to wear, but are themselves indecent. Perhaps indeed he or she to whom the free exhilarating extasy of nakedness in Nature has never been eligible has not really known what purity is—nor what faith or art or health really is.”