About Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis is John’s daughter-in-law and she creates much of the online content you see on social media. She was previously a tax accountant and she finds this work MUCH more enjoyable! She fell in love with John’s work the first time she saw it and she supports his mission of using his work to improve lives. After struggling with depression, she discovered how nature helped her reduce stress in her life and relax. So after much contemplation, she quit her job and spends her time helping John share his work with others.

The Angel of Shavano

The Angel of Shavano I was not familiar with the legend of the Angel of Shavano until I came across this photo of John's.  I started researching the story and found it quite interesting.  The legend varies depending on the source.   Background Mount Shavano is a 14er in the southern Sawatch Range of the Colorado Rockies.  The Upper Arkansas River valley lies at the foot of

4 Inexpensive Ways to Transform Your Home Into a Private Retreat

Previously I discussed ways to connect with nature outdoors.  It’s wonderful to get outside and spend time with nature. Nature allows me to escape the stresses of every day life.  I feel more at peace when I am outside.  So I wanted to find a way to bring the tranquility of the outdoors into my home.  By using nature to inspire my home decor, I

9 Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Connect with Nature

We are part of nature – it is essential that we be connected to the natural world.  My previous blog post discussed the numerous physical and mental health benefits that nature provides – for us and for our children.  There is another reason why it is crucial that we connect our kids to nature. “The future of our parks rests in the hands of our

John Muir – Father of the National Parks

As I think about John Muir and try to decide what to write, I am looking out into the forest that is my backyard.  At one point we actually considered clearing the trees to make a larger, more usable yard.  But now I realize that would have been a mistake and I love the wildness of the forest.  So how is this connected to Muir?

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Emerging Research Proves the Need for a Connection with Nature

Improving your overall physical and psychological health could be as simple as going outside! We intuitively know that we benefit from being outside.  When I’m feeling stressed, I like to sit out in the backyard or take a walk.  After some time outside I feel relaxed and more positive.  When my son gets restless and starts misbehaving, I take him outside to play or take

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