1. Read or listen to “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry.
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
2. Make a nature-based craft.
3. Start a nature-based ritual.
4. Check out our resident biologist’s blog about outdoor life in our region.
5. Try a new trail.