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

Make an Action Inspiration Jar - with PDF!

Wonder Wednesday 85: Make an Action Inspiration Jar – with PDF!

  Happy autumnal equinox week! This month’s exploration of the sublime aspects of nature and the recent hurricanes can lead us far from action and instead to wanting  to run and hide under the covers from all things nature – and that is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a real thing called ecophobia and if

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

Learn to grow and draw cosmos flowers! Click to get your Wings, Worms, and Wonder how to!

Wonder Wednesday 82: Cosmos Creativity

    Cosmos are one of my favorite summer flowers. They are so simple, yet so cheerful – and best of all – so easy to grow! And by easy I mean they really don’t care if I take care of them! Hooray for easy and prolific flowers!   I got the idea for this activity from this

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

Create your own cyanometer and track blue skies throughout the seasons in your nature journal! Click to make your own with Wings, Worms, and Wonder and discover what blue sky wonders reveal themselves to you over time!

Wonder Wednesday 81: Summer Cyanometers

  Summer is on its way, and blue skies abound! So why not make a nature journaling project inspired by them? In all my years of loving all things cyan, I recently discovered the cyanometer. What in the world is that you ask? Great question! It’s a historic device that measures the blue of the

Click to take a Wonder Wednesday 80 poetry walk and to make a nature sensory pyramid poem!

Wonder Wednesday 80: Nature Pyramid Poems!

  Happy Earth Day Week! I hope everyone has gotten a couple chances to get outdoors and enjoy our big beautiful wonder filled natural world this week! And how about an opportunity to create the new Dandelion Delight nature art project? These often overlooked wildflowers are the early jewels of the spring season and worth

April is a month of many things, click for a Wings, Worms, and Wonder round-up of nature fun to keep you and yours creatively connecting all month long!

Getting Out in the Garden

  It’s spring garden time! Even in those places where snow may still be on the ground, gardening is in the forefront of people’s minds. Daffodils are popping up, loquat trees are fruiting, and the March winds are blowing in the April showers. April is a month of many things: Earth Day (4/22),  National Poetry

Make time to enjoy the equinox transition! Click for Wings, Worms, and Wonder ideas to spark wonder in the seasonal transition!

Plans & Projects: The Equinox is Almost Here!

  The equinox is March 20! So whether you are welcoming spring or fall, depending on where you are in the world, I hope you find some time to enjoy the seasonal transition. Transition times can be very energizing and motivating! When I saw this quote, I knew I wanted to share it. I have