January 21, 2020

On these beautiful snowy winter days, we enjoy taking some time to notice and appreciate the little flakes of joy falling from the sky. If you can, adventure outside on a snowy day and practice this sensory awareness exercise. If there is no snow near you, simply watch...

March 21, 2019

Close your eyes.

Imagine yourself on a very hot summer day.

You are eager to cool off.

In the distance, you see a stream and you feel excited.

You hear the water smoothly trickle around rocks and old branches.

As you approach you notice how crystal clear the water is.

You be...

March 11, 2019

I am not much of a writer. Or that’s what I tell myself. Today I intended to write a brief Facebook post reflecting on my birthday. As I watched the birds outside my window eating the seeds gifted to them from the innovative bird feeder that my 5-year-old daughter desi...

March 5, 2019

Close your eyes.

Imagine yourself in a heavily wooded area.

The air is cool and calm.

The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground.

It’s quiet all around you and the sun is just beginning to set.

Imagine that you are a fox in this setting. You are sitting quietl...

March 3, 2019

The ancient healers protect my journey

they welcome my soft footfall 

among the golden treasure of the forest floor. 

I ask to rest

to be healed

they answer

providing a seat along the brook

a sweet smell from the pines. 

It becomes my medicine 

and we both silently show th...

March 1, 2019

I sat and cried and once it started it didn’t stop. There was no reason, it was just the stillness, the beauty around me in an ancient hemlock forest, the quiet I hadn’t let myself enjoy in months, maybe even years.

That was my experience during my first mindful nature...

November 26, 2018

At the end of October, Wonder & Grow Team Members, Valerie and Kate, attended an immersive, ten-day training at the Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Leadership School in the beautiful Massachusetts Berkshires.

Now, as certified Level 1 Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guides, our team ca...

November 14, 2018

Dear friends,

Earlier this summer,  we started a non- profit…

We took a leap after a year of brainstorming and discussing the “What ifs.” Both of us have small children and a passion for the natural world. We both grew up similarly, in a rural town surrounded by opportun...

October 4, 2018

We truly enjoyed the opportunities to partner with Beverly Elementary School in Elkins and Stockert Youth Center in Buckhannon this Fall Season.

We hosted four classes in each location with a different theme each week. We explored habitats and learned about the fox, we...

September 4, 2018

We are so excited to be partnering with Beverly Elementary School and Stockert Youth & Community Center this Fall! Learn more about our program in the links below. 

The Inter-Mountain ~ Beverly Elementary School Partners with Wonder & Grow

City of Buckhannon ~ ...

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