Finding Inner Peace and Purpose through Nature

Sing It! with Millie Grenough

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Earth Loyalty & Bioregional Practice

New Haven Bioregional Group
Connecting New Haveners 
to Their Life-Place
Since 2005

Upcoming Speaking Event and Workshop

Finding Inner Peace and Purpose through Nature

August 8th, 7:30pm on Zoom

Come join Ecotherapist and former director of Two Coyotes, Justin Pegnataro for an engaging evening of storytelling and conversation on how strengthening your relationship with nature can bring peace and purpose into your life. Our modern lives can be quite stressful and it can be easy to get swept away by the bleakness of our newsfeeds or lost in our screens. If only we could learn how to live rooted again. We could drink in the deep and cool waters of the earth and find our grounding. We could know our place again among all the beings of the Earth.

Come and learn some simple nature-based practices that can connect you deeper to your wild and vital self. Learn mindful ways to relax into the natural world, and go on a guided meditation to find your inner nature sanctuary. Justin will also share about the Ecotherapy Immersion Program for those that are interested to explore deeper the wild depths of themself and nature. Bring a cup of tea and join us to learn more about how ecotherapy can bring more peace, purpose, vitality and connection into your life.

Talk Details

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Date: Monday, August 8th, 2022

Join via zoom:

And a Gift for You: Join this talk and get a $50 discount to Justin's Ecotherapy Immersion Program starting August 13th. To learn more about the program visit:

Justin Pegnataro, LPC

Justin is dedicated to helping people live vibrant healthy lives filled with connection and purpose. Justin is an ecotherapist, nature mentor, community builder and writer. Over the course of his career, Justin has mentored hundreds of adults and teens in discovering who they are, claiming their personal power and in finding a deep sense of belonging within their own communities and the more-than-human world. Justin was a past Director of Two Coyotes Wilderness School and is currently a licensed therapist who works with adults and older teens while integrating nature into his practice. His website is .

SING IT! with Millie Grenough

Monday, August 15, 6:30 PM

Never Ending Books

810 State Street 

New Haven

We have copies of Planet Drum Pulse available.
See the article in Pluse about the
New Haven Bioregional Group.
Contact Aaron Goode (see info above) if you
would like a copy.
Earth Loyalty & Bioregional Practice

Selected Writings of Fred Cervin
by New Haven - Quinnipiac Bioregional Group, 2015
Publisher: New Haven Bioregional Publications
ISBN 978-0-9908460-0-0
90 pages, 9"x 6" format $12
From the book's preface by Mark Mitsock:
"Fred Cervin believed that the relation of the human species to the natural world is in a state of crisis, and that this crisis has both a practical and spiritual dimension. The practical and the spiritual are typically thought to operate on separate planes, but in Fred's vision they 
are seamlessly blended ..."
It's obviously from his very first poem "Three Medicine Songs" that Fred Cervin was a dedicated bioregionalist and activist who walked his talk.
In 2005 he co-founded the New Haven Bioregional Group in his local New Haven, Connecticut to put his ideas into action. Fred died in August 2013, but the Group is carrying on his work and perpetuating Cervin's life-place ideas and actions by producing this book of his writings for all of us and future generations.
Again and again throughout Earth Loyalty & Bioregional Practice, Cervin is resolute in his dedication to honoring the Earth and living in harmony with ALL of its occupants. In his Earth Loyalty As A Spiritual Orientation / Queen of My Heart he strongly urges everyone to make a vow to the Earth to live with love, consideration and respect in each of our places 
as he does in his. 
Cervin's poems are lyrical and filled with his heartfelt connection with the land, they strongly flow together in clearly presenting a variety of vitally important aspects of his life view. In his prose, he provides his thoughts on the critical state of the environment and its causes while also offering solutions, i.e. from growing one's own food to redefining our sense of who we are as humans, to reestablishing mutually beneficial relationships with the Earth 
and everyone inhabiting the planet to rebuilding and maintaining strong communities in which communication, well as good home grown meals...are engaged in 
and shared by all community members.
The context of Cervin's poems and prose resides in his awareness of and distress at the current state of the planet and how Earth continues to be plundered by profit-seeking individuals and corporations. This is Fred Cervin's wake up call to all of us to step back from our consumerism and reconnect with Mother Earth who freely provides everything 
that we need. It is an urgent plea on his part and well worth our focused attention and 
active participation.
by Jean Lindgren
Reprinted here with the permission of Planet Drum PULSE where this 
review originally appeared in their Spring/Summer 2016 issue.
Planet Drum, PO Box 31251, SF, CA 94131 

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