When Mindlessness Is Better Than Mindfulness
Sometimes, don’t pay so much attention (Scientific American).
Let’s Do This Thing!
A Photographer’s Guide To ‘Slow Seeing’ The Beauty In Everyday Nature
Janelle Lynch invites you to look closer, and slower. She’d want you to see each image as a world in itself — not an accidental grouping of plant matter, but a well-ordered composition created by nature and fixed in time and space by her 8-by-10-inch large-format camera.
Her implicit message is that one needs only to be still, take your time and pay close attention to find the beauty that surrounds you. But, like meditation, this seemingly simple act is often more difficult than it appears.
Is positive psychology all it’s cracked up to be?
Just over 20 years old, this field has captivated the world with its hopeful promises — and drawn critics for its moralizing, mysticism, and serious commercialization. (Vox)
The Unique Health Benefits of Autumn Hikes
It’s the best season for forest bathing (Elemental)
Listening to the World with Mary Oliver
How to Survive the Next Era of Tech (Slow Down and Be Mindful)
In his final State of the Art column, Farhad Manjoo reflects on the industry’s changes and presents a new guide for navigating the future of technology.(New York Times)
The Oracle of Oyster River
The old logging road near the Oyster River was made to haul away timber when the land was logged back in 1931. Today, it is surrounded by rainforest towering up to 38 meters high. The hermit-priest still at work here is older than all of these trees. Recently, Brandt enlisted the help of the Comox Valley Land Trust to help him save this forest as a place where people can come to commune with the natural world. He has also established the Hermitage Advisory Committee to ensure that Merton House remains a refuge for another hermit, contemplatives from other religious traditions, writers, naturalists, or others in need of solitude for their work.
This guy puts the “Awe” in “Awesome!”