Entries tagged with “Nature”
If you need an energy boost, the best place to get it is outside. According to a study done at the University of Rochester, being in the presence of nature for just 20 minutes a da…
Hot springs are full-steam ahead on being the #1 luxury vacationers prioritize when picking their holiday destination. Why? Not only are they great for post-ski socializing, they work wonders for your body, physically and mentally.
The forest engages all of your senses—your mind stills, and you reconnect to your soul.
…Even if you’re not outdoorsy.
In creating cultivated backyards, we are removing habitat for wild animals. Here are some ideas for keeping all beings in mind when creating a garden.
Nature provides a welcome respite from the chaos of the modern world. Seeking out the solace found in the natural world can offer a path out of feeling hopeless.
Navigate these uncertain and unsettling times with this open-eyed, open-senses meditation to ground, center, and enliven you reconnecting with the natural world.
Imagine hosting a party in which your role is to be completely still.
"A smell can instantly beckon age-old memories or summon emotions in a whiff."
Does being near water make you feel relaxed? Therapeutic landscape designers Marco Mencagli and Marco Nieri explain how negative ions—abundant near bodies of water—have a profound, if poorly understood, role in health and happiness.
Do no harm: Three surprising insights and reflections on the practice of ahimsa from the fungi on the forest floor, plus five practices for tapping in.
I left off last week’s post quoting Joseph Goldstein, where he says that some people think the recognition of suffering makes for pessimism. Then he says: “Actually, it is quite th…
Just by occasionally focusing on the natural world, you can bring more joy, peace, and wisdom into your life.
Oh, mankind, you are such a remarkable species. So, bear with me. I have to get this out. I’m gonna chat about the pink elephant in our collective living room. You know, the one th…
Researcher and author David Haskell shares the relationship between trees and people.
Become OceanJohn Luther AdamsCANTALOUPE MUSICGlobal warming and climate change are on the minds of many these days. John Luther Adams is no different. The 61-year-old Alaska-based …
Do you accept the challenge to take a walk and take a stand? The compassion cell garden blends nature, reflection, and a charge to spread compassion through your world.
Lessons from the Gaelic Judgments of the Neighborhood
I live in what’s called the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire. I have been here, in several different towns, for 20 years. If I can make another 20, the locals may acknowl…
When I studied medieval philosophy in college, I learned that a human being has a rational, animal, and vegetable soul. At the time, it was all a matter of definitions and categori…