Go Wild. Stay Well.
“Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.” — William Blake
Nature can refresh the brain…“Our senses change. They kind of recalibrate — you notice sounds, like these crickets chirping; you hear the river, the sounds, the smells, you become more connected to the physical environment, the earth, rather than the artificial environment.” — from a New York Times Magazine story about neuroscientists researching the therapeutic effects of wilderness expeditions
Running has been used as a response to clinical depression for a long time (Ultrarunner Lisa Smith-Batchen believes it saved her life, and back in the ’70s a California psychiatrist named Dr. Thadeus Kostrubala was taking his depressed patients out for morning jogs each day on the beach ). But an innovative mental health group in the UK noticed it’s not just about moving your legs; it’s also about where you move them: