Nature

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.

Continue Reading
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?

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
Why Spring Is the Most Positive Season
Positive Living

Why Spring Is the Most Positive Season

We can all embrace the exuberance of the world waking up to hope.

Continue Reading
Applauding a sunset
Positive Living

The Positive Power of Celebrating the Sunset

This simple gesture helps us celebrate the uniqueness of each day.

Continue Reading