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I finally made it outside by myself just barely in time before the darkness came. Some days it's hard to find the time to sit quietly in nature when you have little ones (especially when they refuse to go to bed!), but making it a priority has been my goal this year. Thanks to all of you who are following along on my forest bathing journey. .
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My boys and I found a snake! I love experiencing nature with them πŸ˜πŸŒΏπŸ‘πŸΌ.

I feel like there's a lot of nature photos on the internet that leave me wondering 'but where does this path go?'...
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This particular path leads through a dark, wet, mossy forest that opens up to a rocky mountaintop with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. There are two ancient stone circles on that precipice, guarded by an angry ram. I eventually stood in both and made an offering. I may have also done a sun dance (akin to a rain dance) as it was pouring sheets of cold rain at the time. Now you know πŸ˜‰πŸ’«
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"No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone." - Oscar Wilde
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I don't think I've mentioned it here yet, but I am training to become a Forest Therapy Guide. I traveled from Salt Lake to Ottawa yesterday and the training starts today - I am so excited! In 6 months I'll be a certified guide, so if you live in Utah, keep your eye out for future guided walks. I'm thrilled to be able to bring this practice to Utah πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸƒ
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I feel like there's a lot of nature photos on the internet that leave me wondering 'but where does this path go?'...
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This particular path leads through a dark, wet, mossy forest that opens up to a rocky mountaintop with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. There are two ancient stone circles on that precipice, guarded by an angry ram. I eventually stood in both and made an offering. I may have also done a sun dance (akin to a rain dance) as it was pouring sheets of cold rain at the time. Now you know πŸ˜‰πŸ’«
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#forestbath #shinrinyoku #wasatchforestbathing #wasatchshinrinyoku #wasatchforesttherapy #naturemedicine #mosslove #ireland #natureconnection #naturerx #foresttherapy #darkforest #fairyforest #stonecircle #celts #ancienttrees

Here I am just casually collecting some of nature's sunscreenπŸ˜‰. Next time you're around an aspen tree, wipe your hands along its trunk... you'll notice a fine powder that rubs off. You can actually use this as sunscreen! I mean, it only has an SPF of about 5, but it works if you're in a pinch (or a survival situation)!
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I grew up on the beach. Literally in the sand every day. I love the mountains, but the call of the ocean is real, and I've been feeling it strongly for awhile now.
Yes, it's a thought in my mind, but more so it's a yearning in my bones, very physical and aching. I was able to go home recently and crunch my toes in the sand, but the call never fully faded, it's always there in the background, reminding me where I'm from.
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Humans have depended on nature for 5 million years. It isn't until our very recent past that we've distanced ourselves from it. Is it any wonder that the past few decades have seen an influx of problems like mental illness, childhood obesity, and chronic disease? Of course, there are many specific factors that compound these issues, but I believe that the root of the problem is a combination of the sterility of modern life and a lack of nature connection.
Let's change our habits and bring Nature back into our lives. It can be as simple as tending to house plants, taking regular walks, or visiting a local nature center. Baby steps!
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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller (American architect, designer, inventor).
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"When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn't get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don't get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying 'You are too this, or I'm too this.' That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are." - Ram Dass.
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The simple act of sitting near water can induce a meditative state of soft awareness. We naturally focus on the constant, gentle movement of the water and it has the power to lull us into a calm and focused mindset. This is the space where healing begins. .
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Did you know that being in nature has been measured to increase one's creativity? Participants in a recent study performed 50% better on a creativity test after spending time in nature. It's pretty exciting that scientific studies are backing up what we as humans innately feel.
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