Sarah Muzzillo is a writer and photographer with a passion for stories, mental health advocacy, and nature. In her free time, she enjoys growing her many houseplants and birding.

Summer has officially arrived, and as the days become warmer, many of us search for activities to escape the heat. Taking a day trip to the beach, working in a coffee shop, or watching a movie in the comfort of

You slowly open your door and gingerly step outside, quietly approaching your backyard birds congregating at a feeder. You snap a few photos, smile at your work, and listen: a raucous chorus of chirps, cries, and yells fills the air

Writers know that all-too-familiar feeling. Staring at a blank word document, desperately waiting for inspiration to strike. The dreaded writer’s block.    Oftentimes, we’re simply unsure where to start. As summer begins, though, the sunny season provides endless creative writing opportunities. From

The natural world teaches us many lessons if we’re willing to listen: patience, growth, change, and—perhaps most of all—the beauty in diversity.    For this reason, it’s no wonder poets with marginalized identities feel drawn to exploring natural themes in their writing.

Poetry is a uniquely powerful art form. Poets have the ability to shape culture, support social movements, and collectively heal society. On a micro level, poems can help you heal, too.    Millions of people struggle with mental health. Your family member,

Earth Day serves as a time to both appreciate nature and interrogate our relationship with the natural world. This is exemplified in Into Green: Everyday Ways to Find and Lose Yourself in Nature, an urban gardening book written by Caro

It’s morning and the sun is shining into your bedroom, welcoming you to a new day. You stretch, yawn, and slowly make your way to your beloved bookshelf—you like to start your day by reading a poem or two. Only

Happy National Poetry Month! This year marks the 26th anniversary of the month-long celebration, and this April is as important as ever. As we collectively cope with the stress of compounding societal changes, incorporating poetry into our lives can help

The past few months have been tough for the world—to say the least. From Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the IPCC’s devastating climate report, most of us are constantly inundated with triggering news. As human beings, we are simply not

Nature is powerful. It is life, love, and healing. The earth nourishes us mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Throughout the history of poetry, writers have pulled inspiration from the natural world, drawing parallels between nature and humans: seasons, cycles of