Cultivating inner-peace, personal growth, and wellness in an age of science and change


nature-based spirituality
positive psychology
inner peace
personal growth

Featuring the works, books, audios, thoughts, writings, and workshops of Darrell G. Yardley, PhD, LPC (retired). 

Offering nature-based spiritual consulting that pulls from an eclectic mix from the sciences and spiritual and wellness practices to cultivate inner-peace, personal growth, balance, harmony, and self-actualization (a.k.a., Jungian individuation).

Personal growth is a critical component of spiritual growth. Using spirituality to bypass psychological issues without addressing those issue is a formula for disaster. We must learn to “dance with our Shadow,” acknowledge those deep unconscious parts of ourselves, accept them, and work with them, not deny them. Trying to keep them shoved down, repressed in our subconscious, only gives them power to exert their influence on our lives.

On the spiritual side, Dr. Yardley’s background includes religious naturalism, secular spirituality, Zen Buddhism, Indigenous spirituality (Plains Indian, Aztec), and neo-shamanism.

Additionally, these are combined with a deep understanding of Christianity, including Old Testament, New Testament, church history, contemporary theology, and practices.

On the science side, his background includes Jungian psychology, psychobiology, evolutionary biology, neurobiology, and ecology; human anatomy and physiology; and, finally, quantum physics, chaos theory, and system’s complexity.

On the wellness side: the importance of diet, exercise, and variety for brain growth and health; mindfulness, meditation, and positive psychology; the role of  our genes and epigenetics; and more.

Available for individual consultations, speaking, workshops, seminars, and festival events.



 WindWalker: Journey into Science, Self and Spirit (2000) that covers my earlier Harley riding days from the standpoint of personal experience and spiritual growth. Available through this site– and I’ll even autograph it!

My 2020 book, The Guru on the Mountain: Chiggers, Lizards and Desert Heat: My Vision Quest to Discover the Source of Spirit, is a spiritual adventure about a Native American Vision Quest I did a number of years ago and is grounded in the scientific underpinnings of our search for the spiritual. It is available now on

Come journey with me!Zen Buddhi