Storytelling is the most portable of human art forms, but there is a special magic in experiencing a story on the land where it was born. This week, Lac du Bois counselor Arianne shares her insights on the connection between story and place, shaped by her travels through northern Europe.
For Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we put out a call to staff asking for their recommendations for good reads and reflections on the topic of mental health and wellness. They suggested a wide collection of films and texts, reflecting mental health in all its mess, complexity, and potential.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so Mollie Nelson and Candace Kretchmar are taking a look at the current mental health needs of American kids. The last few years have taken a toll on young people, but there are ways to help . . . such as spending time in nature and being part of supportive communities, which have always been key pieces of the Concordia Language Villages experience.
In this week’s WorldView Blog, Concordia Language Villages’ Senior Director Martin Graefe interviews Peter “Pete” Smerud, a Waldsee (German Language Village) villager and staff alumnus about his work as the executive director at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minnesota. When it comes to sustainability, Smerud advises, “Do not prepare to do less bad; aim for the best.”
Stewart Herman shares his third post on the ups and downs of creating a net zero home, highlighting five important steps to take up the mountain of carbon reduction.