Nature

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver
Books

10 Inspiring Quotes from Poet Mary Oliver

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver passed away at the age of 83 on January 17, 2019. Guideposts honors her work with some of her best poetry quotes and sayings.

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A majestic whale in emerges from the ocean
God's Grace

The Wondrous Ways of Whales

The ocean and its inhabitants remain mysterious but of all of the creatures of the deep, whales in particular continue to fascinate humanity.

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Playful foals chase each other through the pasture.
Pets

Wild Horses in Shannon County, Missouri

I’ve been photographing the horses that roam the lands near the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers in Shannon County, Missouri, since 2008. Whenever I look through my lens, I am captivated by these four wild herds.

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Woman walking through the an autumnal park
Living Longer, Living Better

5 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy Fall

We can all appreciate the beauty of nature, but did you know being an outdoors person could improve your life?

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Bluebird of happiness may be real.
Health and Wellness

Why the ‘Bluebird of Happiness’ Might Actually Be Real

Research shows living among varieties of bird species can increase inner peace and joy.

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Acadia National Park
Positive Living

How One Act of Generosity Can Change the World

The story of Acadia National Park shows the enduring power of a generous act.

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Enjoying the fall
Positive Living

Why Fall Is the Most Positive Season

The spectacular way nature transforms itself and quiets down is a source of deep peace and pleasure.

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An anhinga spreads its wings
Inspiring Stories

Life Lessons Learned from Nature

Writer and photographer Julie Lavender has spent years taking pictures of nature's wonders. In this gallery, she shares some of the lessons she's learned from the flora and fauna she's captured in her photographs.

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Watching the lake
Inspiring Stories

How Norman Vincent Peale Would View the World Today

A granddaughter reflects on how Peale's message and the simple, powerful beauty of nature intertwined.

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Clouds
Positive Living

Need to Let Go? Look to the Sky

The passing clouds are reminders that the world is always in motion—so too are your thoughts.

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