Nature’s Health Benefits It is widely accepted that time spent outdoors has both physical and psychological benefits. Yet, the average person spends nearly 87% of their time indoors and 7% of their time in vehicles. Put another way, most of us spend less than 5 hours per week in natural environments. This is a shame;… read more
There’s no doubt that the past few years have given us plenty to be worried about. The rise of #MeToo and several recent shootings have sparked major activity in the fights against sexual assault, unregulated gun ownership, and institutionalized racism. Political dealings, no matter which party we’re affiliated with, have been regularly disrupted by disagreements and scandals. People have more to fight for than ever, and we can see this in the high rates of activism across the nation.
It can be hard to find a balance in life. Our work, finances, relationships, and personal health can all change in an instant, jolting us into confusion even when we’re feeling our most grounded. On top of those major stressors, every day we’re forced to navigate dozens of smaller, unexpected roadblocks, like bad weather… read more
Which is better, going into the office or working from home? Those of us who enjoy wearing pajama pants all day have a clear preference for the latter. Meanwhile, those of us who value frequent socialization may choose differently. Yet which one is truly best for your health, happiness, and job performance? The Pros and… read more
In a day and age when technology reigns and face-to-face interactions have fallen by the wayside, spending time outside has lost some of its appeal. Despite this, outdoor activity can play a major role in gaining and maintaining mental health. By building communities with your fellow outdoorspeople, increasing your psychological resilience, and just plain enjoying… read more
We are surrounded by people indefinitely. As a result, it is very easy to catch yourself in a social environment that is not beneficial to your wellbeing. How do you ensure that you are taking time out for self-care and detoxing your social environment?