Shinrin-Yoku

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Going on my favourite little hike to visit the beautiful heritage white pine, is one way I’ve learned to remind myself how to take it all in. IMG_8078

This gorgeous sodden, red and green earth reminds me to breathe deeply. IMG_8085Walking here allows me to be thankful for everything that comes my way and helps me work through my moments of doubt and worry.IMG_8088Although challenging, these moments allow me to grow and I don’t know why, but I find comfort in these steady, ever-reaching bodies.IMG_8097I once read about a Japanese form of therapy called Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing”. IMG_8104Believe it or not, there are actually Shinrin-Yoku classes where participants are encouraged to leave all technology behind, and engage their five senses while walking through the forest. This concept of forest therapy is absolutely wonderful! IMG_8108When doing our best to overcome small to substantial moments of adversity, it is important to remind ourselves of the healing powers that nature possesses. When we walk through a forest, we are reminded that we are no different from the creatures we come across, whether trudging at our feet or soaring above our heads, we all have a purpose.IMG_8138In this ever expanding urban world of ours, we need to take the time to soften our thoughts. To manifest our happiest moments as well as the difficult ones, to remind ourselves that really in times of even extreme calamity, our light shines brightest in the darkest of nights. IMG_8145Today, and everyday, know that you are so so loved.

xo

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  1. I was actually walking with you in that forest while I was watching these pictures..and you really made me breath by these calming and inspirational words! I don’t know how to explain it..but thank you so much! <3

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