While I often preach about how vital our environment and culture are to our long-term wellness practices, there is no denying that our mental state plays a massive role as well.
Even if something does end up “failing,” making the effort is a fantastic choice, and failure isn’t something that negates the initial intentions at all.
While I love discussing my personal choices for footwear we must first consider how we’re supporting or hindering the natural strength of our feet.
I urge you to find hope in small, daily ways. Put something on your calendar this week that exists just for you. Get out the map and plan a national park hike or visit one of the hundreds of national park historic sites in the next month if possible. Hope weaves into our stress resiliency by lifting our spirits in hectic times. Do not wait for it to show up. Build it up in meaningful ways and support others’ hopes whenever possible.
So, you’ve booked your next trip to a national park, and you want to make sure you get the full experience, right? We owe it to ourselves, and to these incredible lands, to make our visits count. Each visit is an opportunity to educate, inspire, and support our holistic well-being.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to explore our intrinsic connection to Earth’s natural spaces and their life enhancing effects on our holistic well-being. Over the past 100 years or so, humans have gradually slipped away from those connections; we have exchanged a life reliant on the land for one of convenience in urban settings, and we’re… Read More