nature nourishes, nature heals

toward the wilderness of worlds

the healing power of nature

nature deficit disorder




Richard Louv


"In his bestselling book Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv sparked a national debate that spawned an international movement to reconnect kids and nature. He coined the term nature-deficit disorder; influenced national policy; and helped inspire campaigns in over eighty cities, states, and provinces throughout North America. In The Nature Principle, Louv delivers another powerful call to action - this time for adults.

The immediacy of Richard Louv's message in Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature. Now, in The Nature Principle, Louv reaches even further with a powerful call to action for the rest of us.

Our society, says Louv, has developed such an outsized faith in technology that we have yet to fully realize or even adequately study how human capacities are enhanced through the power of nature. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv shows us how tapping into the restorative powers of the natural world can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. As he says in his introduction, The Nature Principle is about the power of living in nature—not with it, but in it. We are entering the most creative period in history. The twenty-first century will be the century of human restoration in the natural world."

nature nourishes, nature heals


Rediscovering oneself and one's strengths through nature based activities helps heal emotional, psychological and biological wounds. Where we have been starved of nurturance, wounded or traumatized, nature nourishes, nature heals.

A return to a healthy lifestyle by participation in nature based activities offers a life changing opportunity to move beyond any limitation imposed upon us by past traumatic experience.


nature restores the soul




At Intrepid Heart Adventures our aim is to return you to a wilderness of worlds.

We are so fortunate in British Columbia to have both beautiful city parks and relatively untouched wilderness at our doorstep .. no matter which way we turn.