Entries tagged with “Nature”

The Therapeutic Value of the Five Elements

The Five Elements offer information that connects us to nature and our bodies and helps us to understand our energy and emotions.

The Well-Gardened Mind: A Psychiatrist’s View on the Healing Power of Nature

We dig in with author Sue Stuart-Smith. “When we sow the soil, we plant seeds of healing within ourselves.”

The Wisdom of Trees

Discover the wisdom of the trees with a grounding tree meditation script and audio.

Toolbox: Walk in the Wild

Support your soul and wander under a big blue sky with these finds for healthy exploring.

Toolbox: Wood Goods

Nature’s good for us. Try out wooden goods to bring the glorious natural world into your home.

Turn to Nature With Your Grief

Nature has the capacity to hold all of our grief and sorrow. Being in nature reminds us that cycles of renewal are part of our reality.

Understanding the Rush to Connect

How thrill seeking is a gateway drug to biocentricity

VIDEO: The Meditation Gardens of Self-Realization Fellowship

On this episode, witness spirit and nature dancing together at the meditation gardens of Self Realization Fellowship's Lake Shrine and Encinitas Retreat and Hermitage in Southern C…

Waking Up to Water

More people are living on the planet, but the amount of usable water stays the same. “Clearly, we must adjust our habits to live more sustainably on the earth.”

Walking the Tree Labyrinth

Create your own labyrinth, finding the trees amidst the cactuses and bushes.

Want to Be Happier? Nurture Your Ecological Self

Do you have a relationship with Planet Earth—your home? Taking time to focus on and appreciate the place you live creates a feeling of connection and health.

Welcoming Spring and Change

Getting out of our comfort zone is not always easy, but we may find that releasing our grip allows it to feel a little more like grace.

When It's Time for a Soul Vacation

Here’s how to get to a magical place called the “Maginal Zone.”

Whittling Me Smooth

The art of woodwork captures a spirit, smoothing internal lines of yearning.

Why a Creative Retreat Is Good for You

S&H’s Creative Director sets off for Squam Lake and discovers the joy of retreat.

Wild Lovingkindness: Creating Mettā Connections

“That's so meta.” ... From self-reflective to the Buddhist mettā (cultivating benevolence), “we can practice wild lovingkindness to extend beyond one being, beyond humanity.” Here, 5 mettā moment starters, plus a practice for reflecting on your wild connections.

Wild Quest

Quests are fundamental to the human experience. Read to discover why four days in the woods can change everything.

Winter Homes

“There is nothing as warm and wonderful as winter. Good books. A friendly dog. Homemade soup. How could I not love the idea of the coming season?”

Your Assignment: Build Your Own Morning Altars

A longtime altar maker shares his practice