Healing Sounds in Nature

We are constantly surrounded by so much man-made noise that we forget the symphony nature can provide for us. From the chirping of birds to the calming sound of running water, nature is its own orchestra. But often we forget with the latest technology always capturing our attention. We don’t always take a moment to sit back and enjoy the natural sounds around us. We have grown accustomed to pay attention to the ding of Snapchat notifications or an alert to “BeReal” instead of the natural sounds of the wind blowing, water running, or birds chirping. These sounds are often drowned out by the honking of cars, motors being revved, and the sounds of consumerism and technology.

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Nature Journaling

 Have you ever thought about comparing your personal growth to nature?

Even if you are a person that does not enjoy writing a lot, journaling allows you to create your own style, and you can choose the length and format of your writing. Journaling is the practice of writing and expressing your thoughts in order to have a more clear understanding of them.  

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Our Pets Take Us Outdoors

There are many reasons to be thankful for the pets that have become our best friends today. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020, many people found comfort in their companion animals as they were quarantined. However, pets have also inspired their owners to go outside more, allowing both owner and pets to enjoy the beauties of nature. According to the article Dog ownership, the natural outdoor environment and health: a cross-sectional study, “dog walking has been identified as a simple way of promoting physical activity”. However, it’s not just dogs, other companion animals have inspired their owners to go out and explore nature more. For instance, in the article, Bird Medicine And Surgery, bird owners can”use their outside time as your excuse to sit down alongside them, and make time to read that magazine or book”(David J). Many owners such as bird owners are encouraged to take their pets outdoors to enjoy the beauties of nature along with their companions while doing a fun hobby such as reading. There are many students who are able to emphasize more on how their companions have encouraged them to enjoy the outdoors more!

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Holiday Trees & The Environment

As we approach the winter holidays, many traditions such as tree picking commence. These holiday months have a big negative impact on the environment and many people don’t realize it. Every year, people take advantage of holiday sales such as black Friday and therefore increase our carbon footprint by 6% more than the rest of the year. 

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