Spending time in nature can…

  1. Restore connection to others and the natural world

  2. Promote an active lifestyle

  3. Reduce depression, stress, and anxiety

  4. Build a stronger immune system

  5. Improve ability to cope with pain

  6. Expedite the healing process

  7. Replenish worn-out faculties

  8. Restore mental clarity

  9. Boost creativity

  10. Increase opportunities to experience awe


This list could easily be five times longer, but these are my top ten reasons to get outside. Many of them overlap, but, as you’ll discover in nature, everything is interconnected.

If you’d like to explore the how and why of these reasons, please begin with the following resources: