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The summertime is in full swing and even though the temperature is rising, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your nature connection practice. In fact, you may need it more than ever now, especially if you’re facing new schedules or routines, making conscious lifestyle changes or have the kids home from school.
Don’t worry, I’ve got your back! Here are some tips for maintaining a nature connection during the summer months:
4 Summertime Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Tips
- 🌅 Get out early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun isn’t as intense.
- 🌳 Seek out shady spots. Look for trees, shrubs, or other areas of shade to keep cool while still connecting with nature.
- 🌊 Cool off by the water. Whether it’s a lake, river, or ocean, the water can be a great way to relax and get in touch with nature.
- 🏡 Create a nature connection spot in your backyard. Plant some flowers or set up a hammock and simply enjoy the natural sounds and beauty of your own space.
If you’d like to take your nature connection practice to the next level, join us for one of our upcoming Forest Bathing and Nature Therapy events. We’ll be exploring the natural world together, learning about the healing power of nature, and connecting with the beauty of the outdoors.
What I’m up to lately…
👩🎓 Becoming Nationally Board Certified in Health Coaching
Right now I’m knee deep in study and preparation to sit for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching Board Certification Exam next week. You haven’t heard much from me over the past few months as I’ve been taking multiple coaching trainings and logging the necessary coaching hours to be eligible to sit for the exam.
I won’t lie, it’s been rough. There were many moments I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to meet all the requirements in time for the July exam. Those were the moments I turned to the land and nature for support. I am so grateful to have nature connection practices to lean on in times of overwhelm and stress.
With all I was juggling between classes and trainings, client work for my other business, Urban Forest Therapy events, coaching clients and family life (including getting covid) my nature therapy practice didn’t look perfect.
In fact, many days all I could do was squeeze in short breaks sitting in my backyard beneath the oak tree or laying in the grass in my front yard (I no longer care what my neighbors think btw) but it was enough to give me the boost and restoration I needed to keep going.
I share this because I know I sometimes, I feel like I’ve got to get the practice “just right” in order for it to be effective.
What I’ve found to be true is that it’s more important to be consistent than it is to do it “just right”. Whether it’s your meditation, yoga, exercise, diet or forest & nature therapy practice. 15, 10 or even just 5 minutes of consistent nature connection has the power to transform your mood, energy level, attention and sense of wellbeing.
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🌈 I hope this share was helpful for you drop a comment below and let me know how your summer nature connection is going!
Stay cool and stay connected to nature!