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Nature Resets the Nervous System and Biological Clock connected parenting nature connection spirituality sustainable living trauma & mental health Aug 23, 2020

For the past few summers, since we lost our rainforest home in Dominica, we’ve been making it a priority to plan a of couple camping trips, completely off the grid, in the forest, where no interference is possible.

Last year we took the boat to Forestry Island on Lake Nipissing, and this...

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Don't Rush Your Healing nature connection spirituality trauma & mental health May 28, 2020

Don’t rush your healing.

Speaking for myself as well. I’ve been on the down-low in the recent months - PTSD, exhaustion, anxiety, illness...and winter. It was a long one.

Sometimes, life throws uncontrollable circumstances at us. But really, it’s about surrendering control. If...

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Evolving Through Adaptation - How Natural Movement Saved Our Life connected parenting movement nature connection traditional Mar 02, 2018

To create new habits, change must happen, and with change comes adaptation. As we adapt, we evolve and become more resilient. This has been a year of major change and transition. We believe that every challenge is an opportunity for growth.

There are coping mechanisms that have helped us get...

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Hurricane Maria Before and After (Photo Story) nature connection trauma & mental health Oct 17, 2017

Exactly one month ago, life changed overnight for the people on the small Caribbean island of The Commonwealth of Dominica, also known as The Nature Island. An island that once attracted nature lovers, adventure seekers, and wellness warriors, is no more.

The night of September 18th, 2017,...

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Clidemia Hirta – A Tasty Wild Tropical Berry cultural & ethnic gardening & permaculture indigenous nature connection raw superfoods sustainable living travel wild foods Nov 09, 2016

Right on the day I arrived in Dominica, I came across an intriguing berry on the way to the Emerald Pool. The plant, called Clidemia hirta (commonly - Soapbush or Koster's Curse), grows all around the island as well as in other tropical moist climates. Whenever I found Clidemia, I would pick...

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Camping Tips for A Well Prepared Camper nature connection Dec 25, 2015

Most tourists love to go on holiday to new places in order to get a break from a possible monotonous or overworked life. It’s great to take the time to relax with family and friends. Then there are those who are passionate adventurers and love taking up the challenge of “true”...

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Tropical Storm Erika Awareness nature connection sustainable living travel Aug 15, 2015

Our beautiful “Nature Island”, also known as the Commonwealth of Dominica (not the Dominican Republic, we are much smaller), was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27th, 2015.

 

Our Nature Island

It has been reported that more than thirty fatalities have been confirmed...

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Off To the Beach to De-Stress Yourself movement nature connection trauma & mental health Jul 01, 2015

Have you ever sat down and pondered over the amount of stress that you normally take? Probably not. And you know why? Because you’re so busy that you don’t even realize that you’re under way too much stress. You’re so consumed with the things that cause your cortisol...

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The Road that Led to Dominica 
 community gardening & permaculture nature connection travel Mar 21, 2015
Over the last few years, Beyond Vitality has relocated from Canada, to Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, and now, the beautiful nature isle of Dominica. Our community has grown and we’ve had the pleasure of working with individuals from around the globe.

Our approach has always been clearly...

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Introducing Beyond Vitality Health and Nature Retreat holistic health & nutrition nature connection sustainable living travel Feb 26, 2015

Leave your fast paced, chaotic life behind and come join us on “The Nature Island”, known as Dominica. We’re almost settled into our new home, and have been hard at work transforming our place. We are a family run business in the process of developing our own sustainable...

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Work Exchange and Internship Program nature connection sustainable living travel Feb 26, 2015

Are you an energetic, easy going hard worker looking for an amazing opportunity in the Caribbean? Beyond Vitality Health and Nature Retreat is looking for you! Everything we do is with holistic living, great health and happiness in mind. We are seeking candidates for our Work Exchange and...

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