Happy Love a Tree Day! Celebrate this holiday by hugging a tree, planting a tree, hiking amongst trees, or donating money to a charity that supports trees!. Person hugging a tree.

Celebrating Love a Tree Day (May 16th)

Happy Love a Tree Day! There are many ways to celebrate this fine nature-inspired holiday. You can hug a tree, plant a tree, hike amongst trees, or donate money to a charity that supports trees. Do you love trees? What’s your favorite tree? Let’s explore some fun ways to celebrate this holiday and get outside […]

Bees are one of the most important creatures on the planet. Not only do they make delicious honey, but these hardworking pollinators are responsible for pollinating a third of what we eat. Bees pollinating purple flowers.

Honoring Bees: 5 Reasons to Love These Pollinators

Bees are one of the most important creatures on the planet. Not only do they make delicious honey, but these hardworking pollinators are responsible for pollinating a third of what we eat. They also help trees and flowers grow, making the planet more beautiful and the air fresher. It’s time for us to consider just […]

Garden For Wildlife Month - Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your garden support your environment’s natural ecosystems. Two turtles standing on a rock.

How to Make Your Garden Support Local Wildlife

Happy Garden for Wildlife Month! May is the perfect time to make your garden more friendly for the local wildlife. Whether you are growing herbs on your fire escape or have acres of land to cultivate, you can design your garden to help welcome and support local wildlife.    Here are some tips and tricks […]

April Showers Bring May Flowers can result in delightful things. Whether you're in the desert, ocean or mountains, the Earth is covered in flowers in May. Purple and white flowers in a field with the sky.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Happy May! As the familiar saying goes, ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ This idiom is a reminder that even some ‘unpleasant’ things — like too many rainy days in a row — can result in delightful things, like an abundance of flowers in May.  May is a fantastic time to venture out and explore all […]

Trees for Arbor Day should motivate us to appreciate the power & magic. Trees offer many benefits, including food, shade, oxygen, dynamic landscapes, & more

Honoring Our Favorite Trees for Arbor Day

Arbor Day should motivate us to appreciate the power and magic of trees. Trees offer us many benefits, including food, shade, oxygen, dynamic landscapes, and more. They represent reliability, as they stand tall and strong over time. Trees are majestic living beings that continue growing for years, decades, and even centuries.  Here are some beautiful […]

Planting a Vegetable Garden can be so rewarding, it provides food, exercise, a feeling of accomplishment and responsibilities. Check our our guide now!

The Benefits of Planting a Vegetable Garden

Gardening is an incredible hobby to embrace. By putting your green thumb to practice, you are benefitting yourself and your environment. Spending your free time planting a vegetable garden and growing vegetables in your very own backyard offers many benefits that will improve your quality of life while practicing sustainability.  Some of the main benefits […]

Celebrate Earth Day! Unless you have an electric car, Skip driving on your own for your commute and walk, bike, or carpool with your coworkers! Plant a tree

How to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is a fantastic day to reaffirm our connection to Mother Nature and the planet. Our Earth supports us and all other living beings. We rely on it to survive. That’s why it’s important to take today to express gratitude for our Earth by taking action to nurture it back. In case you […]

Earth Day is here, time to practice gratitude for its wonders & supporting us. We need to care for it under threat by Global Warming and human destruction

Five Charities to Support this Earth Day

With Earth Day approaching, it’s time to practice gratitude for our Earth’s wonders and for how it supports us. Earth is our home, and it’s essential to care for it when under threat by Global Warming and human destruction. To celebrate Earth Day, contribute to environmental and ecological causes that are fighting to protect our […]

Light Shafts - Louie Schwartzberg is a filmmaker who has been shooting time-lapse photography of nature, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, non-stop

Making the Invisible Visible: Shafts

Light Shafts “Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.” This quote comes from the revered ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, founder of philosophical Taoism. Lao Tzu emphasizes the importance being still. Have you ever seen lights shafts? Whether coming from the clouds, or shining through the trees, they are surely a sight to behold! […]

John Muir knew that living among the trees can impact your life better. While getting back to nature, have you ever payed attention to forest shadows? 

Making the Invisible Visible: Forest Shadows

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir quipped this insight about the forest. As a lifelong naturalist and writer, John Muir knew the way that living and being among the trees can impact your life better than most. While outside getting back to nature, have you ever payed attention […]

Purple Water Dew Who would have thought that such a small, seemingly insignificant thing could inspire such beauty. Have you ever seen purple water dew?

Making the Invisible Visible: Purple Water Dew

“The early dew-falls that did a pristine coating, over the woods with its finest transparency, glazed as like its wet white-glassy earrings that hung on the ears of wild flowers—unlatched my fancy.” The poet Nithin Purple wrote about the beauty of the morning dew in these lines. Who would have thought that such a small, […]

Heritage Meditation - Healer Resmaa Menakem helps people using meditation to heal historical & racialized trauma from racism carried in the body and soul

Heritage Meditation

The body can carry several generations worth of trauma, but meditation can help people break these inherited patterns. Healer Resmaa Menakem helps people and communities do transformative work using meditation to heal historical and racialized trauma from systemic racism carried in the body and the soul. This can be considered heritage meditation.  “All of this […]

Children Meditation can benefit from learning meditation at a young age, as it helps them learn how to feel inside of their bodies and manage emotions

Children Meditation

Children can benefit from learning meditation at a young age, as it helps them learn how to feel inside of their bodies and manage emotions. In a pandemic year of virtual schooling, teaching children to cultivate inner peace is more timely than ever. Children meditation can have so many benefits that you should really consider […]

Focus Meditation can help you bring more focus to your life as quieting the mind builds resilience against distraction, and to teach people how to focus

Focus Meditation

Meditation can help you bring more focus to your life as quieting the mind builds resilience against distraction. Sharon Salzberg brings decades of meditation experience to the table to teach people how to focus by staying still while in motion in their busy lives.  Sharon currently offers guided meditations, courses and retreats in nature where […]

Personal boundaries meditation is something you can do early in the day to prepare you for challenges everyday. Waylon Lewis swears by this approach

Personal Boundaries Meditation

Meditating first thing in the morning is one of the best ways to start your day on the right track and Waylon Lewis swears by this approach. Setting personal boundaries to connect with your own breath before you interact with anyone else is the best way to build strong relationships with children and life partners […]

Letting go is one of the key benefits of meditation as the body is able to relax & release the pressure of the past. Have you tried a letting go meditation?

Letting Go Meditation

Letting go is one of the key benefits of meditation as the body is able to relax and release the pressure of the past. David Ji stresses the importance of letting go of grievances in order to make peace with the past and to free oneself. Have you ever tried doing a letting go meditation? […]

Body meditation is a form of mindfulness meditation where primarily you focus on the sensations in your body. By directing your attention to how each part

Body meditation

Body meditation offers a number of benefits for your health from improved metabolism, lower blood pressure and heart rate to curbing anxiety and better sleep. Elena Brower uses her two decades of experience as a yoga teacher to help people nourish their health through guided meditations and virtual Glo classes.  Elena offers her practitioners practical […]

Body Meditation

Body mediation offers a number of benefits for your health from improved metabolism, lower blood pressure and heart rate to curbing anxiety and better sleep. Elena Brower uses her two decades of experience as a yoga teacher to help people nourish their health through guided meditations and virtual Glo classes. Enter body meditation. Elena offers her […]

Sunrise Meditation “There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.” This comes from Jo Walton.

Making the Invisible Visible: Sunrise

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” This quote comes from the science fiction and fantasy writer Jo Walton. She understands that the sun rising and setting each day is one of the most beautiful things that humans get to experience, and that […]

There is nothing that quite compares to the experience of sitting out underneath the night sky & gazing upward to stars Louie's makes the invisible visible

Making the Invisible Visible: Stars

What do the Stars mean to you? When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon […]