Nature

Want to Feel Happier and Care for the Earth? Do This for Just 20 Seconds a Day

According to research from the University of Derby, people who take as little as 20 seconds a day to notice nature are happier, have lower levels of anxiety and depression, and are more motivated to care for the earth. Scientists are still in discussion as to why this is the case but I have an idea. Here it is, plus some simple ways you can engage nature’s beauty today. More…

The Real Reason Beauty Leaves Us Breathless

photo by Dan Musat

The human heart craves beauty. It’s why we visit art galleries, gaze at photographs, seek out the window seat, give flowers to the sick. And it’s why I was so deeply overwhelmed one memorable day in the lagoon on Lord Howe Island… Natural beauty restores, refreshes, inspires. Here’s the reason. More…

Hearing the Whispers of God

God is calling us, trying to get our attention. But he rarely shouts to make himself heard. Instead, he whispers to us. Before we’ve even opened a Bible he has been drawing, beckoning, whispering. Will we stop to hear him? Will we even attempt to hear his voice? Here are four ways he whispers to us and how we can learn to listen. Episode 4 in the Unseen Footprints article and podcast series. More…