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 free and natural lifestyle.
The Baptism of Christ, Giovanni Baronzio Continued from Part I: The Garden “This is My Body” “In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” John 1:1, 14 The story of Jesus is an incredibly earthy and fleshy story.Continue reading “Naked Faith Part 2: The Temple”
Before nuns wore habits, before families piled into minivans heading to church in their Sunday best, before skirts were measured and purity rings promised, and before trendy megachurch pastors sported skinny jeans and Gucci sneakers, we were naked.
As a naturist, I seek to live a more natural life. “Natural” looks different for everybody—spending time in nature, avoiding processed foods, shaving or not shaving—so I would define “natural” as doing what feels instinctual and natural for yourself. Practices that bring you back to your truest self, that silence harmful, manipulative messages that religion,Continue reading “The Weird and Wondrous Web of Sex, Nudity and Kink”
There’s no doubt that spending more time naked can help make you more comfortable with your body. Seeing and accepting what you’d once considered flaws or imperfections. Feeling like a holistic human rather than a collection of body parts. Embracing your physical self in all its strangeness and complexities. Accepting your body as it isContinue reading “Messages of the Body”
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.”