Nature & Outdoors

Feb 10, 2021Forest Bathing

Founder’s Message: New Year Balance

Thank goodness—it’s time to close the door on 2020! What started as a year of focus and optimism has left many of us feeling exhausted, depleted, and disconnected. Yet, despite feeling run-down and a bit ragged, we now know we are resilient and have the fortitude to rise to any challenge. So, in 2021, let’s […]

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Jan 21, 2020Nature & Outdoors

Curative Qualities of Ocean Water

There are unmistakable feelings of mental and physical relief that come from immersing in the salty water of the ocean. Why else would legions of land-lubbers flock to the coast to enjoy sandy beaches and sea spray? Maybe there really is something in the water.  Since the time of the ancient Greeks and probably long […]

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Dec 25, 2019Nature & Outdoors

Plate Tectonics: Are Continents and Oceans Moving?

Since Earth formed, the continents have been in constant motion. This motion is very slight and occurs over millions of years, but exists nonetheless. One of the earliest ways geologists thought continents moved over time was known as continental drift. This theory was set forth in 1912 by Alfred Wegener and also explained why similar […]

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Dec 25, 2019Nature & Outdoors

A Guide to Ocean Currents: What You Should Know

A dip in the ocean is the perfect escape from the summer heat. As you wade into the water, you feel the waves crashing over you and the mix of the cool water and the sun on your skin. Floating on your back, you are carried along by the ocean, only to find that soon […]

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Sep 11, 2019Nature & Outdoors

What Are the Types of Environmental Pollution?

Humans live in a natural world where natural things have lived perfecting their balance for millions of years. As humans seek to optimize their environments and lifestyles these natural orders can be disrupted to any extent. But, with the global population reaching an all-time high and our demands for comfort and convenience increasing too, the […]

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Sep 03, 2019Nature & Outdoors

The Problem with Plastic Pollution

“I wanna say one word to you … just one word: PLASTICS” – The Graduate (1963) This line from a movie made over half a century ago perfectly captured the contemporary sentiment (naivety) regarding a fascinating new material with seemingly limitless potential. Plastics are strong, but they’re also plastic, which means they can be molded […]

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Jul 19, 2019Nature & Outdoors

Five of the World’s Biggest Environmental Problems

It’s no secret that the environment is in great danger and increasing human expansions and activities are tilting the balance precariously. In the following post, we will take a closer look at the five largest global environmental problems that threaten to change life on this planet forever.  If the world is to continue being a […]

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Jul 10, 2019Nature & Outdoors

How are Islands Formed?

There is something fascinating and mysterious about islands that have captivated the mind and imagination of humanity for a long time. Swarthy mariners listening to whispers of undiscovered continents across the ocean are filled with the same compelling determination. Try MONQ’s Ocean for yourself using a personal, portable diffuser. Invariably, little care is given to […]

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