Posts tagged eco therapy
Make Forest Bathing a Walk in the Park

When was the last time you laid down on a patch of grass? Not on a lounge chair or even a blanket. But directly onto the earth, relaxing as the sun bathes over you and breathing deeply with the breeze.

Ok, if that seems like a weird thing to do, how about simply going for a walk through nature? A place that is dense with trees and grasses and wildlife. A stroll without phones or music or any other modern distractions. Just pure connection with the nature around you. 

We all know that going outside is good for us and when we finally take the time to do it, it's so refreshing. But oftentimes we dismiss the profound benefits of daily intentional time connecting with the natural world. 

If you think that sounds boring, don't worry, the Japanese have turned it into a hip new thing that is now sweeping the nation, and it's called Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku

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The Importance of Nature

Ah, nature. I hope you had a chance to get outside yesterday and celebrate Earth Day in some way. I kind of nerd out over Earth Day and feel the feels when I think about how important it is to take care of this spinning blue dot we call home. 

And so I would like to devote this post to reiterate why it's so important for our health and well-being to connect with nature on a regular basis. 
 

first of all, real talk about mama earth


As an advanced species that has come to assume we can get whatever we want, whenever we want, we forget that all that we have depends on the health of the planet and its various ecosystems. 

But really, all of the time and energy and resources we have used to build our world could be destroyed by good 'ol Mother Earth at any moment. Just ask the dinosaurs, am I right?

She is a loving, but fierce mama, which is why it is vital to live in accordance with nature instead of forcing it to fit our needs. 

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