Why is Nature Good for us

The stress of an unpleasant environment can cause you to feel anxious, sad, or helpless. This in turn elevates your blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension and suppresses your immune system. A natural environment reverses all of that. Time in nature or viewing nature scenes increases our ability to pay attention – our ability to be more mindful. Because …

What is Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing at that moment — free from distraction or judgment, and aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them. That might seem easy, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch …

Mindfulness in Nature

The stress of an unpleasant environment or situation can cause you to feel anxious, sad, or helpless. This in turn elevates your blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension and suppresses your immune system. A natural environment reverses all of that. Time in nature increases our ability to pay attention – our ability to be more mindful. Over time, mindfulness brings …