Journal Entries

Whether you are seeking a nature-filled mindfulness practice, or just looking to untether from your devices for a while, Forest Bathing may be the perfect activity to add to your weekend docket (no swimsuit required!) What is Forest Bathing? The...
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There's a lot to process following a traumatic event in the outdoors. How do you return to your favorite activities after experiencing life-threatening danger while doing them? Marcy Laufer - adventurer, nature-lover, and writer - reflects on a life-threatening situation she experienced in the backcountry, and how she was able to re-learn how to enjoy nature-based activities rather than associate them with fear.
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Taking your meditation and mindfulness practices outside and recognizing when you are engaging in mindful moments in the outdoors, can sometimes transform your experience of a hike, climb, walk, sledding experience, ski, or any other outdoor activity you like to do. It can allow you to engage with yourself, your friends, and your surroundings more fully and might even extend into other areas of your life without you ever realizing it.
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Biophilic design is an architectural design framework that weaves the patterns and forms of nature into the built environment to strengthen the human-nature connection. These projects transform our everyday man-made environments such as office buildings, gyms, hotels, and apartments into oases of direct sunlight, fresh air, natural art, and living greenery. Read the full blog to learn more, and see pictures of my favorite Biophilic Design Projects.

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Ever wonder why you crave fresh air and sunlight after a stressful week at work? The answer is in our DNA, and is best answered by the Biophilia Hypothesis. It sounds complex, but the term translates to the simple phrase “love of life,” or our intuitive tendency to connect with and interact in nature.

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