Anthony Hickling

Daily Dose: A Breath of Fresh Air

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Breath Step outside. Inhale deeply for at least a four count. Hold it and then inhale for  two counts more. Exhale powerfully and let it all go. Do this inhale/exhale at least five times. Feel the clean air travel into your lungs and throughout your entire …

Daily Dose: A Breath of Fresh Air Read More »

Daily Dose: Find Your Way

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Zoom In Get up close to a one foot by one foot zone. This can be on the ground or on a tree or in a garden. Soften your eyes within this small space and see the whole picture and the details. Try to stay in …

Daily Dose: Find Your Way Read More »

Daily Dose: Heads Up

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Skip Skip down to the corner of your house, looking all around in every direction. Then walk back as slow as you possibly can, noticing every little nook and crevice of nature that you can. Let the colors pop and come alive. Adventure: Look up! Take …

Daily Dose: Heads Up Read More »

Daily Dose: Breathe In, Breathe Out

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! Flash connection: Draw a Cloud Look out the window or step out to your front door and spend five minutes drawing a cloud. How does it change throughout the time you spend drawing it? Can you show its movement in your art?  Adventure: Follow your nose Go on …

Daily Dose: Breathe In, Breathe Out Read More »

Daily Dose: Seeing is Believing

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! FLASH CONNECTION: Watch a sunrise/ sunset Set an alarm to get up early for sunrise or walk outside for sunset. Look towards the east or west and simply be silent while the earth rotates enough for the sun to appear or disappear. ADVENTURE: Nature Shapes Wander around the …

Daily Dose: Seeing is Believing Read More »

Daily Dose: Big and Small

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! FLASH CONNECTION: Smell the earth Sink your hands into some soil and scoop up the earth. Bring it to your nose and inhale deeply. Let it fall through your fingers. Do it three times and see if the scent changes each time. If you’re staying completely indoors you …

Daily Dose: Big and Small Read More »

Daily Dose: Nature’s Calling

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! FLASH CONNECTION: Bird Call Can you start to identify birds by their song? Pick an easy one to start with like a crow and see if you can watch the bird making the call. Eventually close your eyes and try to hear the call without looking. The more you …

Daily Dose: Nature’s Calling Read More »

Daily Dose: Tread Lightly

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! FLASH CONNECTION: Earth Vibrations Since human activity has lessened, seismologists have discovered that the earth’s vibrations have too. Try treading a little lighter today by running your necessary errand on bike or foot. ADVENTURE: Connect the Trees Find a tree and stand at the base. Look in a …

Daily Dose: Tread Lightly Read More »

Daily Dose: Lost and Found

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! FLASH CONNECTION: Pet Rock Find a rock that fits perfectly in your pocket and feels great in your hand. Keep it in your pocket for the entire day or even for the week. Every time you put your hand in your pocket, let that be a trigger for …

Daily Dose: Lost and Found Read More »

Daily Dose: Near and Far

Here’s today’s dose of nature connection ideas! FLASH CONNECTION: Meet a tree Find the closest tree to your home. Close your eyes and begin to feel all the parts of the tree, using your hands as your eyes to explore what the tree looks like from the smallest detail to the grand picture. This can be …

Daily Dose: Near and Far Read More »