Birdwatching in Brooklyn; An Act of Mindfulness

As I’ve mentioned in one of my previous posts, birdwatching is a great way to spend time being present in nature. It’s a great way to be present, period. Bird calls are easily and most notably heard in parks, and we often hear common birds like sparrows, pigeons, starlings, robins, and mourning doves in ourContinue reading “Birdwatching in Brooklyn; An Act of Mindfulness”

How to Be Present in Nature: Part I (Bird Watch)

Bird watching! When you’re walking in your neighborhood or in your local park, pay attention to the different sounds of the birds around you. Do you hear one bird? If so, can you locate it? Are there many birds? Are they in a tree? What type of birds are flying ahead and where do theyContinue reading “How to Be Present in Nature: Part I (Bird Watch)”

Make Time for Nature

How much time do you spend in nature? Nature heals, inspires, relaxes. Do you realize how much of our lives are spent looking at a screen? According to Forbes, we spend as much as 12 hours a day looking at a screen. We work on computers, we process advertisements, subliminal messages, trends, and “news,” throughContinue reading “Make Time for Nature”