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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Forest Bathing: A WOW for Me: Shinrin-yoku



Yesterday I received an interesting email  from the Pinterest Blog about 'Forest Bathing'
I thought, "What the heck"!
Then I read a bit further. I'm sure glad I did.
It wasn't about necessarily bathing in the forest. lol

'Forest Bathing' = being outdoors unplugged.
The pin makes reference to 'digital detoxing searches' are +200% and 'Forest Bathing searches' are +152%.
Look at those numbers for searches.I believe lots of folks are looking to detox and relax.

Now this is a WOW for me. I've been spending a lot of time outdoors the last 2 weeks doing just this-digital detoxing, unplugging and getting away from the stress of what I do on a day to day basis. I love what I do and am very passionate as I'm growing in it yet I can get stressed like everyone else.

I've been enjoying the birds, squirrels and rabbits. Even built a bit of a sanctuary for them(and me) to enjoy.
When I can't be outdoors I have my work area set up so I 
can watch them and enjoy. 

I was a bit disappointed this morning I didn't video the hummingbird on the feeder and flowers. The picture I took didn't turn out well. 

I don't know what it's like where you are but it's nasty & ugly hot and humid here. I go out early in the mornings 
and late at night many times.
Air conditioning makes life nicer but it spoils us to not be able to deal with the elements as they are. Since I have health conditions worsened by the heat and humidity, I'm frustrated by not being able to go out as much as I'd like----yet!

I encourage you to take some time to unplug. Even if it just for 5 or 10 minutes at a time. Breathe deeply, enjoy what's around you and be amazed.
I'm looking forward to more time to unplug and detox on a daily basis.
How about you? 

I've shared below the information from the Pinterest blog if you'd like to check it out.
Until next time...Cheers
~Cindy~

Here's what Pinterest found:
"To combat the always-inside, always-plugged-in epidemic, Pinners are following the Japanese practice Shinrin-yoku, which translates to "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing" (+152%). It's the process of absorbing everything about nature--the sights, sounds, smells---to promote physiological and psychological health."

Here's the link to Pinterest's Blog Post:

Forest bathing, why you should do it, and 25 other travel trends in 2017




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