excerpted from chapter seven of The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller. The book was first written in 1902 in magazine form, while she was in college, at the age of 22 For a long time I had no regular lessons. Even when I studied most earnestly it seemed […]
In “Noticing” a short story by Sara Barkat, two travelers and sewists at the end of the world remember extinct birds and fairy tales.
Attention Restoration Theory (ART) is that being in nature, and viewing green spaces, allows the brain to unwind, to notice without noticing. Enjoy this meditative nature video, a small experience of nature that can brighten your spirits, even in town.
Have a listen to these 7 rock, pop, and folk songs about climate, from artists like The Pixies, Michael Jackson, Patti Smith, and more.
Visit the Poetic Earth Month art gallery and experience the details of botany on deep blue in these cyanotype prints from artist Julia Swyers.
Need a little rest & respite? Try 10 short nature poems to delight! Includes every season: spring poems, summer poems, autumn poems and winter poems. Snow, kale, butterflies and geese — all are delightful gifts of wonder.
Sometimes the small moments announce themselves, whether you want them to or not.
Frog and Toad Are Friends is a book with something to teach all ages — in its stories, in its art, and even in its ability to make a little space for peace.
The best things require time. Sometimes it’s hard to reconcile.
“What holds up the sky holds each one of us, too—” says the poem “Indwelling,” by Scott Edward Anderson. Then we go on to impact the sky, “causing little inversions.”
Night Stars over snow, And in the west a planet Swinging below a star— Look for a lovely thing and you will find it, It is not far— It will never be far. —Sara Teasdale, featured in The Joy of Poetry
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Night In the poem “Night,” Sara Teasdale urges us to “look for a lovely thing and you will find it.” Teasdale looked and she found “stars over snow,” as well as “in the west a planet/swinging below a star.” When we begin a deeper journey into earth […]