The Japanese call the experience of taking in the forest atmosphere shinrin-yoku, or forest therapy. They believe that a gentle walk through a forest is not only calming and reduces stress, it can also boots your immune system, reduce blood pressure, improve your mood and increase your energy.
I’ve long had a fascination with the sea. Odd, since for the first six years of my life I lived far in land. The only “sea” I knew was a vast sea of corn fields that surrounded three sides of our house on the outskirts of a small village in southwestern Ontario. In spring, the