Forest Bathing Connects Us to Nature and Better Health
The the sound of wind in the trees and birds singing high in the redwood canopy, the many healing ways of nature, commonly referred to as Shinrin-yoku, the medicine of simply being in the forest, is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." Learn how to cultivate this healing power.
Shoshin. The Beginner's Mind. There is a concept in Zen Buddhism known as shoshin, which means “beginner's mind.” Shoshin refers to the idea of letting go of your preconceptions and having an attitude of openness when studying a subject. When you are a true beginner, your mind is empty and open.
Get lost in a good book. Sip a cup of hot tea and feel it warm you, inside and out. Listen to your favorite playlist. Treat yourself to your favorite cookie (chocolate chip for me, thank you!). Stretch, walk, write, create. Take time to do what makes your soul happy. You’ll be glad you did.- Becca @ Grace notes
What We Can Learn from What We Crave. ~ Kate Bartolotta & Bryonie Wise | elephant journal
I crave waking with the sun and sleeping with the moon. followed by slow days in which the hidden parts of me start to unfold. I crave a quiet mind, laughter that starts in my belly, conscious movement and a breath so deep my lungs are freed of their grief. I crave afternoons spent writing pages and pages of words that find their way from my heart to my finger tips.I crave moments that settle me into this moment, this, here, now.