Nature is one of the most resplendent and consistent sources of generosity and inspiration in our lives. And yet, we are also living in times when the sources of our most profound inspiration in the natural world are under threat from humanity’s legacy of choices. Grateful Living invites us into an active relationship with the natural world, engaging in our lives in ways that more deeply appreciate, learn from, protect, and sustain that which we treasure most.

May this curated collection of poetry, audio, videos, essays, and more deepen your connection to — and your place within — the natural world.


Finding Connection

by Reflections of Life
In this video, Ecotherapist and Guide Grant Hine speaks to the deep connectedness that can…

Earth Altars: A Practice for Grateful Living

by Laura Loescher
It was a meditative experience placing the first acorn, and the next, and letting the…
Community Reflections

Community Reflections: Honoring Nature’s Gifts

by The Grateful Living Community
“Gratitude is most powerful as a response to the Earth because it provides an opening…
Grateful Changemakers

Grateful Changemakers: Soul Fire Farm

by The Grateful Living Team
With deep reverence for the land and with the guidance of ancestral wisdom, Soul Fire…
Audio Clips

Sound Sanctuary

by Lang Elliott
We invite you to enjoy this collection of sublime nature sound recordings. Simply, close your…

Returning the Gift

by Robin Wall Kimmerer
We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither…

You are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring

by Paul Hawken
The earth couldn’t afford to send recruiters or limos to your school. It sent you…

How Nature Heals

by Lang Elliott
If you learn to deeply connect with nature, to enter into a state of communion,…

In the Garden

by Fabiana Fondevila
There is truth in the garden and it’s speaking in tongues. There’s steadiness in the…


by Melissa Shaw-Smith
The orb of light crests the ridge, I stand facing her at the high point…

Feature photo by Trent Haaland