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Entries tagged with “Nature”

15 Affirmations to Embrace the Great Outdoors

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…

5 Reasons You Need to Soak in Hot Springs

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.

5 Reasons You Need to Start Hiking in 2019

The forest engages all of your senses—your mind stills, and you reconnect to your soul.

5 Ways to Get Outside

…Even if you’re not outdoorsy.

A Quiet Garden

Imagine hosting a party in which your role is to be completely still.

A Scent for Intentions and Clearing

"A smell can instantly beckon age-old memories or summon emotions in a whiff."

A Shower That Heals

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.

Are You Plant Blind?

Just by occasionally focusing on the natural world, you can bring more joy, peace, and wisdom into your life.

Are You the 100th Monkey?

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…

Bonding to Trees with David Haskell

Researcher and author David Haskell shares the relationship between trees and people.

Book Review: Become Ocean

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 …

Build a Compassion Cell Garden

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.

Can We Match the Wisdom of the Brehons?

Lessons from the Gaelic Judgments of the Neighborhood

Care of the Soul: A Crack in the Sky

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…

Care of the Soul: The Veggie Soul

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…

Centering with Solstice Mandalas

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Compassion Cell Credo

Kevin Anderson offers a call to action: My membership in the human race is my truest belonging.

Create A Living Ritual

How to connect through our bodies with the transcendent dimension of our lives.

Create Your Own Simple, Primal Challenge

Find out What Happens When You Say, “I’ll Take This Watch”

Dan White Edmonton: With a spade comes renewed well-being

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Film Review: Planetary

PlanetaryDirected by Guy ReidPLANETARY COLLECTIVEDirector Guy Reid’s documentary fuses the highly aestheticized style of such classics like Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka—with their word…

Find Your Theme – Tell Your Story

Have you found your theme?

Flowering Plants Speed Recovery from Surgery

If you want to help speed the recovery of a hospital patient who’s had surgery, bring a flowering plant, preferably a potted plant, suggests a recent study by the Department of Hor…

Four Awakenings to Compassion

In 1965, a marine biologist named Roger Payne found himself relaxing on the stern deck of a sailboat on the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Headphones snugly in place, he recorded th…

Get a New Perspective on Your Regrets

A close encounter with a powerful force of nature gives writer Steve Lewis a new perspective on his regrets.

Gifts from Trees

They house us, feed us, and help us breathe, yet what we tend to forget is the healing aspect of trees. Leaves, bark, and buds have long been used in rituals and medicines, and now…

Heal Yourself by Exercising in Nature

Your body and soul will benefit from time outside each day.

How Forest Bathing Can Improve Your Health Story

Shinrin-yoku is a practice of taking time to enjoy moving through a forest one step at a time

How to Deeply Connect your Body with Nature

The first step in connecting your body with nature is realizing that you are nature – not separate from – but an integral part of it all. Your body is made up of all the same eleme…

Listening to Trees

We interact with trees as strangers because we don’t know their stories. When we listen, we “unself” ourselves— and open to great beauty.

Memory Walk: An Everyday Ritual to Connect to Nature

By Jeff Wallis The restorative power of nature can be accessible—anytime, anywhere—through the ritual of a Memory Walk. All you need is a route to walk and a camera. …

Morning Altars by Artist Day Schildkret

Learn more about artist Day Schildkret's daily practice of creating morning altars here.

Mountainside Serenity

Embrace your inner mountain goat and…

Mushrooms: A Great Way to Get More from a Nature Walk

Gathering mushrooms adds a new dimension to walks in nature. Learn more about how to start your own mushroom habit.

My Practice: Morning Altars

An artist shares how his practice of creating beautiful morning altars blossomed.

My Solo Whitewater Rafting Retreats

Maybe it is a substitute for the psychedelic mind-altering drugs of the Sixties.

Nurturing Creativity Through Nature

Here are 5 suggestions on how you might look to nature to enhance your own creativity.

Our Evolving Selves: Visioning a Spring Growth Spurt

Like most people, I rejoice in the coming of spring. Despite my firm intention to appreciate nature’s pageantry all year round, the short, dark days of winter tend to leave me cold…

Our Winter Search for Meaning

What we did when Amazon Prime became our god

Out of Her Element

Writer Jennie Dorris thought she left the wilderness behind when she chose city life, but nature continued to guide her.

People and Trees: Intimately Connected Through the Ages

Trees are considered sacred in many cultures. Tree worship, in one form or another, has been practiced almost universally by ancient peoples in every corner of the globe.

Philosophy and the Good Life

Philosophy isn't just for professors. Embracing a philosophical attitude can make you healthier, happier, and (of course) wiser.

Plant Totems

Excerpt from Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up: Connect with Totems in Your Ecosystem

Playing Outside Nurtures Spirituality in Children

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." —Kahlil Gibran Do you remember—when you would spend time in natu…

poem: no. 16

"she will fall for miles. / land on your face, / your shoulders, / your hands"

Poetry: The Sound of the Sea at the Shore

As one grows older,there should be fewerand fewer words to say. Each one a few lettersbut taken togethermeaning something large. Sea. Sun. Shell. I gathera little pile, burying,u…

Practicing Mindfulness at Mohonk

Since its very beginning in 1869 in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Mohonk Mountain House has been inviting guests to be inspired by spectacular scenery that creates a sense of spa…

Queen of the Sun

Directed by Taggar Siegel / Produced by Jon BetzIn 1923, Austrian scientist, philosopher, and social innovator Rudolf Steiner warned that in 80 to 100 years, bees would disappear. …

Random Reactions to the RNC

As the election season rolls on I become more jaded. I am troubled most by the absence of truth in our politics. Facts don’t matter in America anymore. Truth doesn’t matter in Amer…

Rituals for Wastelands

We shut ourselves away from wounded places, psychologically, emotionally, and communally, but there is a better way to heal ourselves and our world.Whenever Lisa Olson returned to …

Rivers Are People, Too

S&H’s spiritual activist, Celia Alario, on the rights of nature.

Science & Spirit: Take One Nature Pill a Day

Science & Spirit presents three more easy ways to boost health, both mental and physical. We hope it will inspire you on your journey toward healthy living.

Seeing Ourselves Through Nature

We can reconnect to ourselves, gaining a deeper, fuller understanding of who we are, by reconnecting to nature.

Shinrin-Yoku: A Boost for Your Immune System

Forest bathing can bring healing to anyone who practices it.

The Buzz on Colony Collapse

An insidious new class of pesticides threatens our food supply’s most important pollinators.

The Commons: How to Spend a Gap Year

A Year, a Mountain, and Five Young Women

The Commons: Quest for the Sacred

​Walk in the Church of the Woods

The Healing Power of Friendship

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The Nature Principle

The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorderby Richard LouvThe release of Richard Louv’s previous book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Childr…

The Powerful Mystery of the Moon

Learning how to tap into the phases of the moon can be a powerful practice. This month's second full moon is a remarkable one for three reasons.

The Practice of Becoming Native

It’s not about having a federal Indian card, and surely not about getting a share of casino profits.

The Role of Sacred Geometry In Informing Us

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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.

Toolbox: Walk in the Wild

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

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…

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.

When It's Time for a Soul Vacation

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

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 Quest

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

Your Assignment: Build Your Own Morning Altars

A longtime altar maker shares his practice

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