Why Our Nature Connection?
Have you noticed how much work it can take just to be a happy, healthy human—and how many of us aren’t getting there, despite our best efforts?
- Are you tired, stressed, or dealing with health challenges?
- Would you like to experience more ease and joy in daily life?
- Do you long for deeper, more intimate relationships with loved ones… including yourself?
- Do you feel called to connect directly with the sacred, but have a hard time making space for it in everyday life?
The modern world can be very challenging and overwhelming. Many of us struggle with the impacts of too much work, too much screen time, and too little down time. And our culture teaches us to look for love and happiness in all the wrong places, while separating us from many of the things that matter most.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Help is available, and surprisingly easy to access if you know where and how to look.
Whoever you are, and whatever you are struggling with or reaching for, the natural world can be a generous and powerful ally for you.
The simple, enjoyable act of connecting directly and mindfully with nature is one of the best things we can do for our minds and bodies. Scientific studies confirm what we know instinctively: nature connection is profoundly good for us, and a powerful antidote for many common ailments, including stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure. It literally makes us healthier, happier, smarter, and kinder. Nature is the original medicine for mind, body, and spirit, and restores us to health and wholeness like nothing else.
Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Part of the great beauty of nature connection is that it offers such a remarkable range of positive impacts, and you don’t have to work hard to attain them—you simply need to be available to receive.
The trouble is, most of us have been taught to tune out or disconnect from the natural world, which reduces our access to some of the most important benefits, in daily life and in natural settings.
The good news is, humans are wired to connect with nature, and it’s easier than you might think to strengthen this innate ability and open up a world of wonderful possibilities.
And this is not just about feeling good or improving our personal health, as important as those things are. The natural world speaks to us deeply, and when we listen it reminds us of important truths: that we are not alone; that we are part of a vast and beautiful web of life; and that we can treat all beings with kindness and respect.
Reminding ourselves of these truths changes how we relate to ourselves, other people, and all life, and over time that changes the world. It’s one the most important things we can do for our own well-being and for the future of life on Earth.