Marin County, California
Mary Thompson, founder of Live Your Wild Soul Story, is an award-winning writer, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and a pioneer in the emerging field of spiritual ecology. She teaches and speaks internationally on the importance of developing a mutually enhancing relationship with the natural world. An instructor for TreeSisters, a nonprofit that empowers women and reforests the tropics, Thompson also serves as core faculty of the Therapeutic Writing Institute, the leading training institute for expressive writing therapy. Her book Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness was a 2015 Nautilus Book Award winner. Thompson fell in love with the wild earth as a young girl when she rode a pig called Romana through the hills of southern Italy. Since then, she has roamed the farthest reaches of the planet, from the heights of the Himalayas to the tip of Tierra del Fuego, exploring the relationship between outer and inner nature, earth and self. Born in London, England, she now lives in Marin County, California, with her husband, Bruce.