Introduction (Background) to Awarests 

Awarests is about Awareness FROM Forests

Forests that are real and imaginary.

Forests are places and spaces (splaces):

  • When stories arrive for sharing.
  • Where drawings are for displaying.
  • Where articles and poems are scattered for reading.
  • Where pictures and word images are for viewing.
  • Where the forest is educator.
  • Where forest is a space and place for natural quietness.

Forests grow for reasons of Awareness.
Awareness includes the mystery of intention.
And, the history of attention. 
Where forests are places to arrive with intention.
Where forests excite attention in real ways and metaphoric ways.

Awarests is made up of aware and rests.
A reminder that awareness and forests are important for self care.
Awarests is a living-systems educator extraordinaire. 

March 2, 2023

tree stories 2219 Awarest

An early drawing when Awarest (without the second "s") was conceived.
The full history of Awarest to Awarests follows the publication of Awarests1.

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History: We experimented with publishing a 1/4ly magazine for the Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary (see Growing Optimism tab).
The front covers of 4 publications are below. Click an image to go to the publication.
In each publication are payment buttons, if you feel called to help the club and the junior club with a tree related project in Uganda. 

Growing Optimism December 2021

Four covers of Growing Optimism are above and to the right... with them, 

Growing Optimism March 2022

...we were testing ideas for publishing Awarests1 (March 21, 2023). We developed crossword puzzles, tree coloring outlines, word search puzzles, etc.

Growing Optimism June 2022

The GO Magazine - in PDF and flip-magazine formats - are available on the pages you visit when you click on an image.

Growing Optimism September 2022

The GO Magazines were published on the equinoxes and solstices as will Awarests. 

Earth Day 2023 - Awareness FOR Forests. ..
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