Posts tagged nature therapy
Ep. 3.7 Coming Back to Nature featuring Rodin Lyasoff

The natural world is reawakening this time of year and so are we as we continue to make our way through the transition from Winter to Spring to Summer.

And it's the perfect time to reintroduce ourselves with the nature around us and be more prepared and intentional about connecting with the outdoors right now and in the months to come.

To help get us inspired about making the outdoors more a part of our way of life, this episode features a conversation with my dear friend Rodin Lyasoff who shares his experience balancing his career in the tech industry in Silicon Valley with adventuring into nature he loves.

Take a listen as we chat about how our relationship with nature and the outdoors changes over time, the importance of connecting with the nature that is the most accessible to you and your current lifestyle, how to balance our time with technology and our time with outdoors, and how to always have your adventure bag ready.

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Ep. 26 Finding Your Own Outdoors with Ruth Allen

The wonderfully inspiriting Ruth Allen from Whitepeak Wellbeing chats with me this week about her experience with the outdoors and her outdoor therapy practice in the UK.

As an indoor and outdoor counselor and coach, and as an outdoor enthusiast herself, Ruth shares her wisdom on how to chill out to hear your inner voice, how to use nature to be more playful, the importance of silence, how to bring the outdoors in, balancing nature and technology, and how to honor and listen to the enticing call of the outside world.

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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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