I read an article in YES! Magazine today. And related to it. Especially after an 8 mile hike yesterday up in Ringwood which brought me through some truly beautiful areas and then went for a couple of miles today with some friends and had such a wonderful time. I REALLY enjoyed myself outdoors.
So, in the article, this quote rang true. "Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and to increase our attention capacity, creativity, and ability to connect with other people."
"... scientists may believe nature benefits our well-being, we live in a society where people spend more and more time indoors and online—especially children."
I won't owe my being a little bit happier in my life...kinder too to just being in nature. It takes a will on my part. But being in nature is certainly helping the process. I have a long way to go, but I have begun to ascend the mountain.
The warm weather is coming folks. Get out into nature! Oh...and take the kids and dogs along as well!
To read the article, click here: