Tag Archive: nature

Nature Necessities

By: Teresa Amaral Beshwate John Muir, mountaineer and father of the national parks famously wrote, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” Although John Muir lived only until 1914, his words could not be truer today.  Humans were officially deemed an “urban species” […]

Avoiding Nature Deficit Disorder

By: Dr. Roger Landry  I remember the first time I took my grandchildren out stargazing on our roof. My oldest grandson, Jackson, was all wide-eyed. “This is so cool! It’s just like the planetarium!” For him, the planetarium was his first exposure to a night sky not diminished by light pollution. From then on, I made it my mission to […]

Cathedral Village’s Horticulture Program Supports Healthy Aging

Masterpiece Living partner, Cathedral Village, recently received media attention for their popular horticulture program. Not only does gardening encourage physical activity, social engagement, and a connection with nature; but it also provides an opportunity for residents to grow their own food while creating a healthy environment for local butterflies, bees and beneficial insects. READ MORE