About Me

Behind the scenes of Mentoring Nature Connections: Nature Lover at Heart

Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Teacher

 I was born and raised in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada by my two amazing parents. My brother, sister and I grew up playing in the ditches and wetlands in the summer and exploring the snowy mountains in the winter.  

I now live in Port Moody, BC. It’s still on the West Coast of Canada, just a bit further up the Burrard Inlet.  My family lives at the top of Heritage Mountain where we enjoy taking our two young toddlers and energetic dog on forest hikes.  

I am very grateful to be living and learning on these lands which lie on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people since time immemorial.   

~ Lauren MacLean


What Are My Passions?


25+ Episodes of Mentoring Nature Connections and going strong!

YouTube Channel

I often get asked how I introduce different nature routines or games. Why not film it? Take a peek!

Writing Books

Me and My Sit Spot was my first published children’s book. A new passion has been discovered!

My Little Nature Explorers

The 3 best things in my life!



Observer, Questioner, Explorer



Energetic, Eager, Talkative




What is a Sit Spot?

A short video to share with your learners about what sit spots are and why they are important.

“I received your wonderful (and exceptionally well-wrapped book) and found it delightful.

Such an ambitious project, to explain the importance of kids finding a place in nature to centre themselves and study their thoughts in real time. As a consistent meditator, I found its message so powerful.

I know a first book is such a thrill.  

Thanks so much for sharing Me and My Sit Spot.”

Mike Ulmer

Catapult Publishing

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