Connection with Nature

Human beings are a part of nature, but we often live and act as if we are somehow separate or outside of it. It’s no surprise then that we find turning to nature as a place for healing, ritual, self-reflection, personal growth, and awe can physically improve our health, happiness, and well-being. Beauty, space, life, pattern, natural resources, and changing seasons and light—even viewing art and film depictions of nature—all have positive impacts on our brains: our nerves are calmed, and we sense more creativity, openness, generosity, resilience, connection, and oneness. Regaining our connection to nature can have many facets, all of which improve our well-being.

The Positive Effects of Nature on Your Mental Well-Being

We can enjoy the positive effects of connecting to the environment at all levels of individual well-being.

If Everyone Tripped on Psychedelics, We’d Do More About Climate Change

Scientists are looking into what psychedelics do to inspire people to act pro-environmentally.

Perspective: Nature Has Sent Humanity a Wake-Up Call. How Will We Answer?

I will confess that I am someone who cares about nature for its own sake. For its spectacles that dazzle, like the annual pulse of bright red sockeye salmon that gift the watersheds of Bristol Bay with their abundance.

Humanity and Nature Are Not Separate – We Must See Them as One to Fix the Climate Crisis

A deeper issue underlies each one’s part in the malaise enveloping the planet’s ecosystems – and its origins date back to long before the industrial revolution. To truly bring ourselves into harmony with the natural world, we must return to seeing humanity as part of it.

In This Epic Moment of Eco-Social Disruption, the World Is Seeing a Revolutionary Transformation

The world is experiencing the dawn of a revolutionary transformation to becoming an ecologically literate and socially just civilization.

“Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure

In this interview, the founder of the Bioneers conference talks about what he’s learned in 25 years of bringing thinkers together.

Dreaming the Future Can Create the Future

Taking care of nature means taking care of people, and taking care of people means taking care of nature.

We Need Regenerative Farming, Not Geoengineering

The quick fix mindset behind geoengineering must be transformed to one that seeks a humble partnership with nature if we are to address climate change.


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