Category Archives: nature

Why forests and rivers are the most potent health tonic around | Aeon Essays

It is Sunday morning and I’m stressing with the thought of work to do and all that… But before I go to work, I’m walking with Helena (my wife) and the dog, and posting here. Do the important things first! … Continue reading

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. Robert MacFarlane

In my twenties is spent many happy weekends walking in a tramping club, although I consider my walking solid, it is nothing like that Robert MacFarlane has achieved. Walks across the ancient ways of England, and in Spain and Israel; … Continue reading

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Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere | Science | The Guardian

I’m just amazed by this; awesome and so beautful! Pictures of red supergiant Antares, 550 light years from Earth, are the most detailed images even taken of a star other than the sun Source: Antares: astronomers capture best ever image … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Science : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

This is just so… cool. A paper exploring the consistency and makeup of Saturn’s moon Titan brings joy with discovery as we learn about our universe of wonders, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. Source: The Joy Of Science : 13.7: Cosmos … Continue reading

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Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study | Society | The Guardian

Rather than writing this morning, I though it appropriate to walk Bart, our dog. This is Bart before we left. He was covered in mud when we returned. Lovely day after a storm. Remember the health and well-being benefits of … Continue reading

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Preventing the all-consuming sound pollution of modern life starts with listening to nature | Aeon Videos

One of the most intense moments of my life was standing next to a stream meters away from a trampling hut on the Mt Pouakai crossing. We had walked all day and I just stopped; focused my senses and concentrated. … Continue reading

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Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

It is summer here in New Zealand.  And many of us are on our holiday.  We are getting outside, walking the dog and generally relaxing.  Walking, tramping is mind improving. Get off your computer, go for a walk. While it … Continue reading

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Sounds from the sea: Sperm whale pod clicks – world of whales

This is wonderful.  Please take time to listen to a sound of nature.  Remember life will prevail on Earth whatever humans do.

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Our obsession with the natural world isn’t about power – it’s about love

The link takes us to Jonathan Jones’s response to the latest exhibition at the Welcome Trust in London.  How do we view our companions on this earth?  How has this changed over time?  Is the relationship always about power;  like … Continue reading

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The Science of Awe and Why It Matters at Work – Quiet Revolution

  This is wonderful advice; go outside, breathe deeply, focus on scents and light.  Relax.  And follow the links, they are awesome. Advice on how to create an experience of awe at work to increase a sense of curiosity, innovation, … Continue reading

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