Commune with Nature

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Did your parents constantly insist you go play outside as a kid? They had a point; research has shown that spending time in nature boosts the immune system and improves overall well-being. To add a mindfulness element to your nature exploration, consider forest bathing. The Japanese practice involves taking a slow stroll through nature, actively experiencing the scents and sounds around you. No forest in close proximity? “Bathe” in a park or even your backyard, and if those aren’t available, bringing nature into your home has a similar effect. “Choose an air-purifying plant, like ivy or aloe, and during stressful moments take a short break to simply observe it, breathe gently, and clear the mind.”

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2 Responses to Commune with Nature

  1. Miriam says:

    Yes they did! And I was constantly outside, climbing trees and making nature cubby houses as a result. Nature is the ultimate playground. 💚

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  2. msw blog says:

    Me too, climbing trees and exploring was one of the rare joys of my childhood.

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