Cortney Cameron

Technical Director

Cortney Cameron is a geoscientist specializing in hydrogeology, environmental flows, and data analysis. She holds a bachelor's degree in from Duke University and a master's degree from North Carolina Central University, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in Geoscience. She also earned an MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology and an associates (focused on health studies) from Wilkes Community College. An advocate for nature therapy, she is the co-author of the best-selling nature therapy book Nature Therapy Walks: 22 Sensory Activities to Enjoy in Nature for Wellbeing. She developed and heads the Academy's Nature Therapy Guide Certification Program, which helps students develop practical skills for cultivating bidirectional healing experiences between nature and diverse audiences. In addition, Cortney is a writer for the Catians comic book, along with various other technical and creative works, including the nature poetry chapbook, Geologist in Love. Cortney brings a passion for science, nature, and spirituality to the Academy. She also brings an extensive background in website development and serves as the main point of contact for website maintenance, upgrades, and technical issues.

5 Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

Nature therapy (also known as ecotherapy) describes an approach to wellbeing that emphasizes meaningful exposure to nature. A 2017 review paper in the journal Environmental Health and Perspectives, published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, described 20 distinct physical, mental, and social benefits of nature contact. We’ve […]

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What is nature therapy? 10 examples of nature therapy approaches

Nature therapy (also known as ecotherapy) describes an approach to wellbeing that emphasizes meaningful exposure to nature, which research has associated with numerous benefits for physical and mental health. Since connecting with nature can happen in myriad ways, nature therapy can take many distinct (but often overlapping and related) forms. Here are ten examples of […]

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How Nature Therapy can Help the Environment by Making People Care

Many of our planet’s natural environments are being threatened by climate change, pollution, overharvesting, and habitat destruction. At the same time nature is under attack, many Americans report spending less time in nature and feeling less happy than ever. Tellingly, research shows that spending time in nature is associated with improved physical and mental wellbeing in people, while people who […]

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Interview with Dr. LJ about The S Cleanse: The Simple System to Supercharge Your Life

Dr. LJ Rose, noted expert and author on subconscious dynamics and natural wellness, recently released her next-generation health program, the The S Cleanse: The Simple System to Supercharge Your Life.

We sat down with Dr. Rose to talk about the program, her experience with detoxing, and her motivation for developing an all-new detox program.

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15 favorite best healthy chocolate recipes

Chocolate giant Hershey has said it will transition to simple ingredients and that “[f]or ingredients that may not be as simple, we will explain what they are”. You don’t need to hold your breath, though, because with Dr. LJ’s delicious raw fusion recipes, you can easily make your own healthy chocolate comfort foods using the ingredients you trust and choose.

Check out the mouth-watering chocolatey round-up below the fold:

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Organic, natural food coloring and dyes

Last week, chocolate giant Nestle announced its plans to scrap artificial food coloring in response to concerns that dyes affect children’s behavior. However, raw foods proponents have known for years that you don’t need to brew Orange Yellow S C.I. 15985 in a lab to add beautiful colors to your sweets. Read to find easy-to-find and easy-to-make all-natural organic alternatives to iffy artificial food colorings.

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Tuscon AZ – Healthy Living/ Food Prep Workshop Saturday June 1st

Saturday, June 1st – 1 – 3 pm At New Moon Haven 16256 N Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85739 Featuring healthy living expert, Dr. LindaJoy Rose, author of the Raw Fusion Living Recipes for Healthy Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, this fun, practical and delicious Workshop blends a “Food as Medicine” approach like Dr. […]

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