Creative Zen

Finding moments of tranquility and creative inspiration can be a challenge sometimes in our busy lives.

I have learned there is a powerful connection between immersing yourself in nature that can unlock creativity. With its serene beauty, nature also offers a perfect canvas for mindfulness. 

Mindfulness involves being fully present in the moment and nature provides an ideal backdrop for this practice. It helps clear your mind and you are being kind to yourself. 

My favorite environment is to be outside for a walk, run, hike, watching the sunset, or just staring at the trees and overall landscape. This prompts ideas and clarifies moments in my life. It provides motivation too.

Practical Tips for Mindful Creativity in Nature:

  1. Mindful Breathing Exercises: Start your outdoor session with a few minutes of focused breathing. Inhale the fresh air deeply, exhale any tension, and let the rhythm of your breath anchor you to the present moment.
  2. Sketching and Writing: Bring a notebook and let your surroundings inspire spontaneous sketching or writing. The act of translating nature’s forms on to paper can be a meditative and creative process.
  3. Unplug and Engage Your Senses: Disconnect from technology when out in nature. Be in the moment. Feel the textures around you, listen to the rustling leaves, and absorb the colors of the landscape. (It’s okay to bring a camera to capture those moments. 😊)
  4. Nature-Inspired Prompts: Create a list of prompts inspired by your surroundings. Let the elements of nature guide your creative expression. It could be the play of light, the patterns in a leaf, or the sounds of a babbling creek.

Check out the AllTrails site to find where you can be one with nature:

How will you let the beauty of nature inspire your next creative endeavor?


Speaking of nature, Dr. Gayle Meyers shares her unique path from studying botany & ecology to deciding on a medical career in Integrative Medicine. She also survived a near-death car accident that transformed into a five year healing process.

  • The Soul’s Journey into Healing
  • Surviving and Thriving
  • Lifestyle Health Habits for Resilience

Watch the episode, Resilience and Healing: Insights from Dr. Gayle Myers, on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcast platform. 


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