Awe – Connect with Nature

Hit the reset button on your busy mind. Get back to Mother Nature.

Download this nature connection app. Find hidden nearby nature. Listen to our mindful nature meditations. Relax, reset and regain perspective on life!

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Replace screen time with nature time


Take a break from the virtual world, remember the real world. Escape the next TV-show binge. Avoid another pointless Zoom meeting. Feel alive in nearby nature!

Mindful audio guides for nature


Sometimes our minds are so frantic that a relaxing walk in the park isn't so relaxing. We go to nature without really taking it in at all. Did you even listen to the birdsong? Smell the roses? Climb a tree? Our audio guides connect you with your wonderful surroundings.

Vitamin N: nature is great for us


A walk in the park is just what the doctor ordered! Researchers have found 2-hours of nature a week contribute to great health and wellbeing. People that visit nature several times a week report higher life satisfaction. Ecotherapy techniques like forest bathing give us both physiological and psychological benefits including alleviating stress and depression.

About Awe


Awe is your app to spend more quality time in nearby nature. Learn how to deeply connect with the trees, birds, clouds, sky, stars and rivers around you. Yes even in cities! We're on a mission to help 1 million people connect with nature to cultivate awe and enhance their mental health.

What is 'awe'?


Awe is an emotion and altered state of mind. We’ve all felt it in our lifetimes. Stunned and silent, standing on a mountainside gazing across a valley to snow peaked caps, it dawns on us just how big the world is (or how small we are). Like mindfulness, flow and gratitude, awe is a state of mind leaving us feeling fricking great! A real mood boost.

A true awe experience connects us to people and planet. We become more open minded and happier to deal with nuance. It can even change our perception of time!

When we experience true awe we gain a number of mental health benefits.

1. Cultivate feelings of connectedness to people and planet. When we feel awe, we feel more connected to the world around us. No longer are we an individual navigating a strange universe. These feelings have a number of second order effects too including greater life satisfaction.
2. Boost your mood and well-being. Even small doses of awe can lead to big smiles! When the world is feeling foggy, an awe mood boost can go a long way.
3. Foster an open mind. People high in dispositional awe (people that experience awe regularly) are open to modifying their world view, they are more comfortable with nuance and shades of grey.
4. Humility. People that regularly experience awe are described by their friends as more humble.
5. Our perception of time changes. We lead busy lives, we're starved of time. Awe changes this. Although we're unable to gain more time, we are able to feel like we have more of it.

How does the app work?


1. Go to an awe nature spot. Pick a verified spot from our map, find one on your adventures, or go to a familiar spot you love.
2. Look around! With a curious mind tell us what you notice. Do you see trees? Birds? Rocks? People?
3. Listen to our nature meditation. Pop in your headphones and spend meaningful time with mother nature. Regain a sense of awe and wonder.

Our nature meditations are designed to help you find the magical in the mundane. Over time we become jaded with our local nature. Through a system-thinking approach, consider frame-breaking questions to invoke awe-inspiring fresh perspectives on familiar nature. Awaken to the interconnected ecosystem in-front of you. Look at local trees, streams and birds with child-like wonder!
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Additional Information

Updated
September 15, 2021
Size
60M
Installs
100+
Current Version
0.9.0
Requires Android
5.0 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
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Offered By
The Wholesome Technology Company
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