The Wild is Calling – and I Must Go

Written by Sara Rocci Denis
August 23, 2023

Are you ready to embrace the summer season with open arms, lace up your boots, and venture into the wilderness?

I’m literally brimming with the anticipation of sunny adventures. As the days get warmer and the sweet scent of nature fills the air here in the northern hemisphere, let’s take a moment to celebrate the hiking season.

There’s something truly magical about being out in the wild, surrounded by towering trees, majestic mountains, and breathtaking vistas.

As a little girl, I would spend hours exploring the woods near my home, role-playing the adventures I read about, and feeling a sense of freedom like no other. As life got busier and responsibilities piled up, those moments in nature became a chance to escape the demands of the everyday and reconnect with what truly matters.
That’s where I feel most alive, most connected – and most recharged.

Did you know that spending time in nature can act as a reset button for our nervous system?
In today’s fast-paced world, we often become overloaded and overwhelmed by constant stimuli and stressors. A quick outdoor trip can restore balance and promote overall feelings of relaxation and well-being.

This phenomenon, known as nature therapy or ecotherapy, has been extensively researched and has shown remarkable benefits for our mental health. The authors of the study ‘Creativity in the Wild’ even observed that spending time outdoors can boost creativity, and cognitive abilities like memory and creative problem-solving.

So, the next time you need a reset or some creative inspiration, consider stepping outside and letting nature work its magic. And when you pause to refuel, do it in gourmet style with a handful of our delightful empowerment!


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