The importance of time spent in nature and the great outdoors. Natural living! Forget the botox, the prescriptions, the fake boobs, the virtual lives, the GMO foods, etc.
I am extremely passionate about all things natural from ourselves to our food to our experiences.
“When one tugs at a single piece of nature, he finds it attached to another piece of the world” ~ John Muir
Nature is not a luxury but rather a necessity especially for our overall mental and psychological state. We all need nearby nature: we benefit cognitively and psychologically from having trees, open spaces and water and all should have the access right to all of these bare necessities. Nature is psychologically restorative. Nature has immediate effects: a lower pulse rate and the beginnings of a parasympathetic nervous system response leading to feelings of peace and well-being. It’s well known that obesity rates have tripled and asthma and allergy rates have increased dramatically in the U.S. in the last three decades and time spent outdoors is the answer to combat all of these preventive health issues.
My career is steeped with providing public land access for all to enjoy into perpetuity. Trails, parks and and open spaces provide and allow the executive office of the brain to rest and restore while embarking on physical adventures that allow us to connect with our bare necessities. Public lands are the equalizer and allow us to stay sane in a frenetic world. Enhancing our access to our public spaces has been my ultimate passion for the past 20 years while also teaching people about the sheer importance of time spent outdoors in wild places.