I just found out about this wonderful event that begins on September 1, and I wanted to share it with you quickly in case you want to get in on the fun with us. It’s called Rewild Your Life and is being organized by We Are Wildness. It’s a very simple idea, which they explain like this:
We are hosting this challenge to help you reconnect with that inner wildness deep down in your soul. The goal will be to spend at least 30 minutes a day in a natural setting for 30 days without electronics (except to take pictures). Do you think you can do it?
I can do it…can you?
I’ve written about the benefits of ecotherapy a few times in the past couple of years, and this seems to be a good opportunity to mention some of those previous articles in case you want a reminder of some of the reasons it’s important to connect with nature:
You Need Some Vitamin N – Did you know that exposure to the natural world can actually increase intelligence for some people? (Who couldn’t use some more smarts?)
Ecotherapy: It’s Real and It Works – In one study, more than 70% of the participants felt less depressed after a walk in the woods.
I hope some of you will consider signing up with me. They’re going to be giving away some prizes, but when you think about it, the REAL prize is going to be the nature experiences we all have during the 30 days.
September is going to be wonderful, isn’t it?