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The Wholeness of Nature By Katie Reis in KidSpirit's Myth & Magic issue. I’m not a religious person. I was baptized a Catholic but slowly realized that many of Catholicism’s beliefs and principles did not fit my own…
The Nature in Me By Nargis Kachrumathur for KidSpirit's Nature issue. My relationship with nature has always been an odd one; sometimes I appreciate its beauty and benefits, while sometimes I despise things ab…
We Are Part of Nature By Michael Deschenes My full name, Michael North Deschenes, happens to describe what I view as one of the most important parts of my identity.
Should We Serve Nature or Should Nature Serve Us? By Fizza Raza for KidSpirit's Nature issue. The earliest records of history show that nature, in all its shapes and forms, has served humanity. From rocks used as hunting tools to fruit used a…
Nature: Now Showing on TV In an article in The New York Times, Diane Ackerman refers to the phenomenon of "nature deficit" in children who spend very little time in the natural world and a lot of time with their technologica…
A Realization About the Nature of Truth By Simone Britto As I rode in the backseat of my cousin’s tiny yellow car through the bustling town of Panjim, India, to my uncle’s house, I gazed out the window and marveled at the differen…
Reconnecting with Nature through Ritual Many people feel that they are slipping further and further away from their once powerful and meaningful connection with the natural world. Stephen Cave and Sarah Darwin in their essay "It's Not Eas…
Nature: The Healing Gift We Ignore By Emilija Krysén In a time of both justified and unjustified anxiety-ridden global panic, we often forget that our environment and surroundings can have profound impacts on our mental wellbeing…
The Pulse of God Nature Wisdom The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. — Ralph Waldo Emerson World Wisdom Life is the gift of nature, but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom. — Ancient Greek adage
Radical Amazement: Nature and the Spiritual Life of Children In an essay written on his blog, Richard Louv writes about his desire to share with his children the glory of witnessing a sunrise on a mountain. He feels that this experience can be "a window to so…