Are there really Benefits of Being Outdoors?
Read on and find out the answer is YES!
Ok, are you feeling the stirrings of spring, yet?
I was shocked last night to look outside at 5:00 pm and see it was still light here in New Hampshire.
I’m hearing the birds singing in the early mornings, and seeing more people out walking these days, too. Could it be we’re slowly emerging from hibernation?
What about you? Are you feeling the urge to move? To get outside more?
Need a little nudge?
How about this?
I recently came across a concept I fell so in love with, I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it!
It’s called “Shinrin-Yoku” a Japanese term, translated as Forest Bathing.
The activity was originally intended as a simple walk through the forest listening to nature, enjoying the scents of the trees and beauty of the surroundings.
Yet it turns out, researchers discovered that forest bathing has far greater health benefits. Trees and plants emit wood essential oils, or phytoncides, designed to protect themselves from bugs and disease, and it’s believed that humans benefit from this protection as well!
How cool is that?
I take Georgie Girl for a walk in the woods every day – my walking meditation, as I call it, yet I had no idea the extent of the health benefits I was gaining by simply being out in nature, in the midst of the trees. My kind of therapy.
Inspired to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors?
Even if you’re in a city far from nature, there must be a tree or two somewhere that you can make friends with!
Go on! Get out there, and take a bath!
Bathe your body, mind and soul…
and enjoy the Magic of the Trees!
If you’re looking for more health benefits and ways you can benefit from the outdoors, this post on Relieving Anxiety Naturally may be of interest.
An Interview I Simply Adored
Last fall, I was introduced to a photographer who is fascinated by the question “How do you want to be seen?” That’s the question she asks each client before a photo shoot, and the question she poses to those she invites onto her podcast.
I had the honor of sitting with Lisa Arnold and recording this podcast interview in which I answer that exact question. We talked about that and so much more, and it’s absolutely become one of my favorite interviews. There’s something mesmerizing and magical about the way Lisa asks thoughtful and engaging questions. She had me under her spell, as you’ll hear when you listen.
Listen HERE or wherever you get your podcasts.
Finally, there was this!
To say my heart was singing would be an understatement!
Watch the quick video to see what I’m talking about!