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.

Hey Silicon Valley—Buckminster Fuller Has a Lot to Teach You

He was a zany crank and a brilliant genius—today's designers and problem solvers should think more like he did.

Wonder and the Sacred Search for Truth: Ann Druyan on Why the Scientific Method Is Like Love

An invitation “to feel more intensely the romance of science and the wonder of being alive right now, at these particular coordinates in spacetime, less alone, more at home, here in the cosmos.”

How to Unblock Your Creative Potential

You must explore your inner-garden, your inner-landscape to see what core attitudes and beliefs you are holding that prevent you from tapping into your creative power.

Beyond Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Conversation with Ann Druyan

The creator of the new Cosmos television series reflects on humanity's long path toward scientific enlightenment in this conversation with Astronomy magazine.


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