WHAT IS LIVING WILD?

LIVING WILD IS A WAY OF LIFE THAT WAS DESIGNED TO HELP EACH OTHER REMEMBER THE PRIMORDIAL LANGUAGE OF NATURE THAT FLOWS LIKE A SWEET WILD RIVER THROUGH THE BLOOD OF EACH AND EVERYONE OF US.

IN CURRENT TIMES, HUMANITY HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY DETACHED FROM THE NATURAL WORLD. THE OUTCOME OF THIS CHANGE HAS BEEN DEVASTATING FOR OUR SPECIES AND OUR WORLD. THROUGH AWARENESS OF THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND US, WE CAN MAKE THE CONSCIOUS CHANGE TO LEAVE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THAN WE FOUND IT.

FOLLOW THE WILD WAY BY READING OUR BLOG FILLED WITH EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES ON HOW TO LIVE A MORE IN-TUNE WITH NATURE LIFE, OR SIGN-UP FOR ONE-ON-ONE COACHING TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY LIVE A LIFE IN HARMONY WITH THE SUN, MOON, AND ALL OF THE WILD WORLD AROUND US.

ALL INSTINCTUAL BIRTH WORK, WILDERNESS WORKSHOPS, AND WILD-CRAFTED GOODS OF LIVING WILD ARE CAREFULLY DESIGNED TO ALIGN OUR PATHS WITH THAT OF THE NATURAL WORLD, WHETHER IT BE THROUGH NATURAL PREGNANCY, BIRTH, PARENTING, BEAUTY, WELLNESS, FASHION, JEWELRY, OR LIFESTYLE --- WE ARE A COMMUNITY HERE TO SERVE ALL OF HUMANKIND.

MELISSA MAPES

BIRTH DOULA & EDUCATOR

MELISSA MAPES IS THE CREATRIX OF LIVING WILD ON LONG ISLAND. SHE IS AN EARTH WORKER BY DAY, AND BIRTH WORKER BY NIGHT. SHE IS AN AVID NATURALIST AND ENVIRONMENTALIST WHO COMBINES HER LOVE FOR NATURE INTO POWERFUL BIRTH WORK THAT REMINDS HUMANITY OF ITS WILD ROOTS. SHE IS TRAINED AS A BIRTH DOULA UNDER TRADITIONAL DOULA AND MIDWIFERY ARTS AND HAS COMPLETED HER CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR TRAINING WITH BIRTH AND BEYOND RESOURCES. SHE TAKES A DEDICATED PRIDE IN HELPING FAMILIES BECOME EMPOWERED BY THEIR BIRTH EXPERIENCES.

MAPES WAS BORN AND RAISED IN EAST HAMPTON AND IS NOW A RESIDENT OF RIVERHEAD AND A MOTHER OF TWO. AS AN AVID NATURALIST, SHE HAS BECOME A LEVEL THREE CERTIFIED FOREST SCHOOL LEADER UNDER THE TEACHINGS OF HUATHE. SHE IS NOW WORKING IN BROOKHAVEN WITH AISHLING FOREST SCHOOL HOLDING SPACE FOR LITTLE ONES TO DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF NATURE. MAPES BELIEVES IN GIVING CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND THEIR SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES THROUGH RISK TAKING AND EXPLORATION, ALLOWING THEM TO ESTABLISH A DEEP CONNECTION TO NATURE AT A YOUNG AGE WITH THE DREAM OF CREATING ECO-CONSCIOUS CARETAKERS FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET.

 

SHE COMES FROM A LONG LINE OF FARMERS AND HAS CONTINUED HER FAMILY'S PASSION FOR FARMING AND GARDENING BY WORKING TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS AND EATING LOCAL. MAPES IS A MASTER FARMER WITH SLOW FOOD EAST END WORKING WITH SCHOOLS ALL OVER EASTERN SUFFOLK COUNTY. SHE IS PROUD TO HELP OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS BUILD AND DESIGN EDUCATIONAL GARDENS, AND INCORPORATE FUN ACTIVITIES ABOUT GROWING FOOD TO HELP OUR CHILDREN GROW BRIGHT, INDEPENDENT, STRONG, AND CONNECTED TO THE LAND THEY LIVE ON.

https://www.edibleeastend.com/2018/09/26/meet-melissa-mapes-director-of-community-outreach-and-education-at-share-the-harvest-farm/

https://www.edibleeastend.com/2017/05/02/visit-share-the-harvest-farm-in-east-hampton/

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