Language can be used as a tool for social influence. In reference to my own beliefs about the world, Nature is often viewed as feminine “Mother Nature” and the content of the language often used when speaking about Nature is more often than not negative; we mainly hear of historical and present references to the trauma and destruction which Mother Nature inflicts upon “Mankind”. Therefore, in regards to my personal practice I can use language to strengthen my ability to understand the meaning behind labels and dig deeper to gain sociocultural context of the words we use in day to day life.