Susan and Jon Cross are passionate advocates of connecting with nature to reduce stress and anxiety and improve mood. They’re on a mission to help others experience firsthand the healing power and grounding of nature through writing and speaking and their front-line preservation activities in the rare habitat where they live, The Oak Openings Region in Ohio.
They also help people see the world in powerful new ways via their alter egos. Susan is a published author and a public relations expert. Jon is a highly regarded Oak Openings Region nature conservationist and an information technology leader.
where we live
The Oak Openings Region in Ohio
Home to more rare species than any other place in Ohio, The Nature Conservancy has called the Oak Openings one of America’s Last Great Places. The Oak Openings Region is a tract of land a little larger than the state of Rhode Island between Toledo, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan, that was formed by ancient glaciers.
We’ve restored our 20 acres in the Oak Openings Region to its native state which means that we’ve eliminated the invasive plants to make way for the rare native plants to regenerate. What surprised us the most was that we didn’t have to plant many seeds. We just had to disrupt the wrong environment and give what’s supposed to be there a chance to thrive. We think of our property as a Zen environment – or Zenvironment for short. A Zenvironment is an intentional space that nurtures restoration for nature and for people.
Why We Think Nature Matters
Our mission is to help others experience firsthand the healing power and grounding of nature. We’re passionate advocates who restore, conserve and connect with nature. We believe time spent in nature reduces stress and anxiety and improves mood. It's a soul-filling experience that allows us to be more present within ourselves and with the wider world.
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Who we are
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