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Five Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time Outside

1. Taking a walk in the forest will lower your stress levels The Japanese practice Shinrin-yoku, which literally translates to forest bathing, has been...

20 Random Reasons to Really Love Trees

There are approximately 2 million reasons to love trees ... but we'll start with these. It’s no secret that I go nuts for the trees....

Infographic on How to Feng Shui Your Garden

Feng Shui is the Chinese art of placement that is thousands of years old. According to Feng Shui, your surroundings or environment can be...

Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy

By Bonnie L. Grant Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have...

We Must Reclaim True Environmentalism

True environmentalism is not about making our rapacious and destructive industrialism a little more sustainable, but transforming humankind’s relationship with Earth and the life...

How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.   I’ve been...

Permaculture’s Ethic of Self Care as a Spiritual Practice

    We have a really contradictory culture when it comes to self-care–on one hand, we are supposed to “treat” and “indulge” ourselves and take what...

7 Sensible Statements on Population and Consumption

I. The unprecedented growth of world population during the 20th century has greatly impacted all life forms and the entire natural environment on this...