Happiness is something we always want. Increase your nature connections and joy by savoring with Professor Laurie Santos and Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Nature, Happiness, and Savoring: the Work of Laurie Santos

  Happiness. It’s constantly touted to us as something we all want to have all the time – and often as something that if we don’t have it, something is wrong with us. Well, life is a balance of dualities right? And we can’t have one side without the other. Without sadness, anger, frustration, and so

See the sublime beauty of severe weather the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way! Click to get your Wonder Wednesday activity recipe for tasty nature danger fun!

Wonder Wednesday 84: Sublime Snacking – A fun recipe for when nature gets scary

What did you think about Schopenhauer’s Sublime? Did it get you considering the nature encounters you’ve had that may have been frightening at the time? Did those encounters exude beauty despite the danger? Do fear inducing nature encounters seem more beautiful when observed through secondary experience – like on a film – or is it the primary experience that

Explore with Wings, Worms, and Wonder Schopenhauer's idea of how frightening aspects of nature can brings sublime awe. Click to hear my rattlesnake story!

Schopenhauer’s Nature: Fear, Beauty, and the Sublime

  Idyllic, picturesque, awe inspiring, sublime. The words running through my head as I gaze upon a pristine natural spring in the forest. Right up until I hear my sister-out-law say, “Y’all!!! I almost just stepped on a pygmy rattlesnake!!!!!” We snap out of, “yay! a weekend getaway at a beautiful spring cabin,” mode and into hyper responsible

Summer officially begins June 21. Get ready for the solstice by boosting your summer reading lists! Click for 5 nature inspired books and a Wings, Worms, and Wonder "After Reading Fun" ideas to go with each!

5 Nature Inspired Summer Reading Books!

  Summer officially begins June 21. Get ready for the solstice by boosting your summer reading lists with 5 nature inspired books and “Further Fun” ideas to go with each! Research shows that connecting with nature in person, and through nature reading, writing, and art making helps build empathy. This is such an important ability

Celebrate the spring winds with some Wings, Worms, and Wonder kite flying creative nature connection fun! Click to learn how to make your own kites!

Wonder Wednesday 79: Go Fly a Kite!

  Happy Wonder Wednesday! I hope everyone has been having a great time in this past week since the equinox. Whether you are entering spring or fall, it’s a time of transition to explore and enjoy. So what better way to celebrate the traditional March winds than with a kite! These little kites are easy

Click for Wonder Wednesday ideas for getting cozy and making your own Spiced Solstice drink - right from the tropics to warm you up!

Wonder Wednesday 76: Solstice, Snails, and Spice

  Well, here we are again! The Winter Solstice is upon us, encouraging us to cozy up – whether we have snow falling or sunshine! In this last Wonder Wednesday of the year, I offer you a few ideas for getting cozy, celebrating, and making your own Spiced Solstice drink – right from the tropics to warm

Use your sense of wonder to seek, find, and draw intangible nature findings in this Wonder Wednesday 75 activity and printable by Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Wonder Wednesday 75: Wonder Seek and Find

  Happy Wonder Wednesday 75! We’re in the home stretch of 2018, and as the days of the year and the length of daylight dwindle here in the northern hemisphere, it can be tough to squeeze nature time into the daylight hours. So to help you fit some creative nature time into the day, I created

Celebrate fall the Wings, Worms, and Wonder way! Click for 10 fun ideas on how to enjoy fall nature with art, food, and friends!

Fall Round-Up! 10 fun ideas to get you celebrating the season!

  All things fall are upon us here in the northern hemisphere and that means everything from festivals to (hopefully) fires! To help give you some ideas for celebrating fall nature, I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite fall posts I’ve written over the years for you – all here in one spot. From art projects to party planning ideas

The power of sharing story, nature and flow is the strength behind the book Nature’s Healing Spirit: Real Life Stories to Nurture the Soul. Click for review of Sheri McGregor's new book!

Nature’s Healing Spirit

Life is nature. Nature is life. Full of cycles and seasons, births, blooms, growth, high tides, storms, struggle, low tides, deaths, but a sunrise always follows a sunset. With every sunrise and moonrise, the cycle begins again. Each day offers get a chance to start fresh and try again. A new day is nature’s do-over.    

This Wonder Wednesday 64 activity completes the Winter Solstice Adventure series! Click to head out into the trees to brew your own evergreen solstice tea!

Wonder Wednesday 64: Evergreen Solstice Tea!

  Did you check out yesterday’s post for 7 ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice? Well, today’s Wonder Wednesday 64 activity completes the Solstice Adventure series!  This month we head out into the trees to make evergreen tea! I love all kinds of tea as much as I love chocolate, so I am especially excited