Tag Archives: beauty of the world

What Does It Mean To Be Human? | TNTM – YouTube

What makes us human: art! We have evolved to create and to appreciate art. After all, this blog gives me the opportunity to curate material I find, to photograph, write, and to explore. And I play guitar and I am … 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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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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7 Undeniable Benefits Of Listening To Music | Huffington Post

Please turn off your computer and listen to music. Play or sing yourself if you want to. (You can). Listen if you must.  Just enjoy. Get out those headphones. Source: 7 Undeniable Benefits Of Listening To Music | Huffington Post … Continue reading

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Nature Therapy

We evolved in natural surroundings.   Today, we live stressed, harried lives in urban surroundings.  This is an important reason why we suffer anxiety and depression. The attached article shows that time spent walking in nature can relax us, with … Continue reading

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Living With Zest – A Secret to Happiness | Psychology Today

I like this.  The idea that a sustainable life is somehow, limited and miserable is a slander, or maybe a myth.  This life is intensely fun-filled.  This post explains why, and how you can join us. Living With Zest – … Continue reading

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Sunrise to sunset: stunning timelapse video of America’s national parks | Environment | The Guardian

I named this blog sustainabilityand beauty because my relationship with beauty is direct and intense.  Personally my motivation is to have fun as well as do some good.  This video reminded me to go outside and look at the sky.  … Continue reading

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What Poetry Does: Adrienne Rich on Poetry’s Political Power and Its Role in the Immigrant Experience

Today is “Poetry Day” here in New Zealand.  I encourage us all to read our favourite poem; out loud to a friend.  Poetry has a way of capturing reality and engaging us with beauty.   That is important as we … Continue reading

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Kissing and Horrid Strife – D.H. Lawrence

Spring is my favourite time of year but now in New Zealand it is autumn. The nights are lengthening, it is colder and the dusk sky is intensely coloured. I love the colours. My heart rings with intensity. Still crisp … Continue reading

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