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ISSUE #17: Final Thought – Forest Bathing

The term “forest bathing” is pretty much everywhere right now in wellness articles and in social media posts, and Time magazine recently published a feature on the topic. The essence is this: Go deep into nature and just be, completely unconnected, for the benefit of our health. It’s no secret that being in a forest makes us feel good. Leaves rustle, scents of pine refresh us, the duff underfoot softens impact, and dappled sun and clean air ease our stress and worry. Our mood can transform after taking a good forest bath. Forest bathing is a concept big in Japan since the 1980s; there it’s called “shinrin-yoku” (the exact same translation: forest + bath). I’m all in. Leave the phone at home and try it out!