Are you interested in learning more about birds in your area, getting outside, and maybe even benefiting bird conservation and research in the process? Consider joining NestWatch, a free program of Cornell’s department of Ornithology that allows you to become a Citizen Scientist and monitor nesting birds anywhere in the United States. Continue reading
Yesterday, I finished Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step, an excellent written meditation to help foster mindfulness and awareness.
Often, Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we would benefit to become more aware of nature. This is both to increase our level of mindfulness, and to reduce the suffering in others’ lives. When we are disrespectful to the Earth, we are being disrespectful to all other living beings and to ourselves since we are all connected. When we become more aware, more conscious, we are naturally inclined to be more respectful of the Earth. Continue reading