Nurturing Overall Wellbeing Did you know that gardening is not only a pleasurable activity, it also can improve your overall health and wellbeing? It’s true! Numerous studies have found that tending to a garden is one of the best ways to boost happiness and a sense of...
Let’s Play! How Forest Floor Playgrounds Build Stronger Microbiomes in Kids
Study finds that children who regularly interact with nature have more robust microbiomes and lower risk of developing autoimmune diseases.
Need Another Reason to Enjoy Nature? Here are 5 New Science-Backed Benefits
Learn what science has to say about the powerful impact of spending time in nature on your physical and mental health.
Nature Rx: The Science-Supported Miracle Medicine That’s Free
An increasing number of medical professionals have begun writing “nature prescriptions” for their patients.
Why Everyone Should Take Snapshots of Nature
Nature inspires feelings that connect us to each other and the environment, here’s a practice to foster that connection.
Nature, Awe, and Clearing Clutter. Why we need all three for a calm and happy mind.
Research has shown that nature, awe, and spaces free of clutter greatly influence our mental health and provide tangible benefits.
A Medicinal Backyard Kit for Starting a Small Backyard Pharmacy
Nicole’s Medicinal Seed Garden Kit includes all the seeds you need to start your very own plant and herb pharmacy.
Wild Joy: The Bliss (and Challenges) of Nature Adventures, My Story
Nicole’s relationship with nature and love of wild places was established early, and has only deepened as her journey continues.
Nature Preparedness and Survival: My Essential Guide
Nicole Apelian and Shawn Clay have created a guide that will help you to better prepare for your nature adventures.
Discover the Joy of Wild foods, Foraging, and DIY Spore Prints
Nicole shares her enthusiasm for foraging in the wilderness for food, including plants you may be able to locate close to home.
Why We Need Nature This Winter
Taking the time to enjoy nature—especially during the cold winter months—is an important aspect of self-care and holistic healing.
The Gift of Discomfort
Surviving (and thriving) in raw, untamed wilderness. Nicole Apelian talks joyful triumph and her new mini-series, “Surviving The Stone Age”.
YouTube Interview with Laura Prepon
Staying healthy now! Check out this new interview with me by my dear friend actor/author/director Laura Prepon.
Achieving Holistic Health through Connection with Community
Connection with Community In the most recent couple of articles in this series on holistic health, we’ve discussed connection with self and connection with nature. The third level of connection, connection with community is equally important and relates back to all of...
How to Foster Nature Connection for Holistic Healing
We are all in need of Vitamin N, nature. It’s a really easy prescription to write for yourself, and it’s free.
Holistic Health and the Importance of Fostering Personal Cultural Repair
Holistic Health What is holistic health? It is knowing your own body and taking charge of it as a complete entity, not as a specific disease. Yes, it’s diet, it’s supplements, it’s herbal medicine, it’s exercise, it’s lifestyle, it’s gratitude, it’s “alternative”...
Two-Day Course: The Basics of Wilderness Living and Survival Skills
I'm thrilled to be teaching the first immersive experience available through Women Teach Men! Join me Summer 2019 (exact dates TBD) for two days of learning hands-on the wilderness living and survival skills you need to survive in the woods - registration is open now....
Chinook Observer | ‘Survive and thrive’: Pacific County woman’s philosophy
Teacher, TV survival expert is role model for self-sufficiency From the Chinook Observer article authored by Patrick Webb: Nicole Apelian is a survivor. She leads safari groups to Africa, teaches outdoor survival skills and competes on TV reality shows which push...
Portland Monthly | This Banana Slug–Eating Survivalist Will School You on Wilderness Skills
Nicole Apelian says those mustard-colored monopods are delicious. From the Portland Monthly article, authored by Rebecca Jacobson: Nicole Apelian can build a waterproof shelter from forest debris. She can start a fire in the dumping rain. And, most impressively, she...
Leave No Trace: The Art of Nature Connection Training
We worked in an intensive camp with Dr. Nicole Apelian, she was the engine and heart of this film. She taught Tom, Debra, our crew and myself that touching nature in some small way every day is healing. She reminded all of us that connection to the eternal makes...
5-Day Wilderness Survival Skills Workshop with Nicole Apelian and Larry Roberts
Join me and Alone Show alum Larry Roberts for a 5-Day Wilderness Survival Skills Workshop at my property in Raymond, Washington! There are still a couple of spots left for my upcoming 5-day Wilderness Survival Skills Workshop in the beautiful Willapa Hills of Raymond,...
Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot | Strong, Confident, and Capable Kids
I absolutely love books and the gift of learning something new. While the time to read sometimes feels like a luxury, I always relish the opportunity to settle in for an interesting read. Recently, I was blessed with the time to do just that during the long flights to...
Nicole Apelian: My Story, My Philosophy, My Passions
I'm excited to share this new video shot in the woods at my home in Raymond, Washington. I'm honored to offer a brief overview of my story of healing from multiple sclerosis as well as my personal philosophy on natural wellness, herbal medicine, and the importance of...
Portland Tribune | Nicole Apelian Gets Back To Basics
Survival skills pro and 'Alone' star is consulting on movie From the Portland Tribune article, authored by Lyndsey Hewitt: Apelian believes that humanity is too disconnected and needs to find its way back to community living. "Because these things have been taken out...
Popular Mechanics | Everything You Need to Know About Foraging for Food in the Wild
From the Popular Mechanics article, authored by Jay Bennett: Advice from some of the survivalists who competed on the History Channel's show Alone. Flora can be trickier to identify than fauna. There are many instances where two plant species look similar, but one is...