Published by: Digital Schools
The Year Earth Changed
The worldwide lockdown created a unique space for animals, and nature to rehabilitate, communicate, migrate and breed undisturbed by humans. For the first time in 30 years, the skies over India were clear enough, you could see the Himalayas and in places where tourists swarmed year-round, turtles returned and successfully bred their young.
This unique documentary, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, catalogues footage captured during the lockdowns of 2020. The footage reveals how wild animals ventured into man-made environments to find food, shelter and build new homes.
The unique experience of a silent world aided the rehabilitation of the living planet and its wonders.
Without traffic, street noise, construction or aviation, the world was quiet, and we could finally listen.
Now life is returning to normal – the standard noisy, loud, grinding type – and we all have noticed it. Once silent streets, now throb with traffic scheduled to the daily grind of 9- 5. Sirens fire up and down the main veins of the city all day and night. And the clatter of industry breaks the early dawn with clanging and hammers.
The return to ‘normal’ in the city of Melbourne is the return of traffic, sirens, parties and noisy neighbours. With our “new normal”, can we find balance in a world so out of sync with the natural way of life?.
Let’s find out!
Follow me over the next few weeks as I share what the experts have to say, and what I know has worked for me – when it comes to finding peace, wonderment, quiet and joy amidst the world that seems to never sleep.
Guest Contributor: Emily Rack
Business Name: Horatio’s Jar
Publisher: Digital Schools
Emily Rack is a freelance creative writer and researcher, visual content creator and designer. She is the head of the content production, publication and editing for Upschool+ Guest Contributors. She designs and produces her own graphics and illustrations and is a seasoned photographer and digital content creator.
Emily is schooled in traditional yoga, ancient cultural dance from the east, and mindfulness practices from the ancient and new world. She has dedicated her life to researching and understanding matters of the mind, body and the human experience and cultivating ways to educate and communicate how to live well here on earth.
Communicating the urgent need for the human community to pay attention to the decline of native and endangered species is the primary focus of her recent content. Her research and dialogue also include how to self regulate and manage one’s emotions in times of trauma and stress. Gratitude, forgiveness, compassion and awareness are the keystones to all that she does.
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