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 […]
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.
Enjoy this meditative nature video, a small experience that can brighten your spirits, even on a rainy day.
Visit the Poetic Earth Month art gallery and experience the details of botany on deep blue in these cyanotype prints from artist Julia Swyers.
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.
Visit the Poetic Earth Month “art gallery” and see the lightest lavender lilacs, from crown and scepter to tiny royal cups.
Visit the Poetic Earth Month “art gallery” and see the ferns sharing secrets in the morning after rain.
The Lake Isle of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping […]
“Biophilic design can reduce stress, improve cognitive function and creativity, improve our well-being and expedite healing” – Try this poetry prompt about nature’s healing ways.
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 […]
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Today by the Creek I Pretend I’m the Dalai Lama Think of the kindest public or religious figure you know, either in present times or history. Consider their aspect: how they dress (dressed), their looks, their way of walking or other gestures. Pretend you are this person, […]