I love love LOVE this pyramid for nature consumption! It comes from the Nature Kids Institute, but I'm using it with my grown-up patients as well. Get outside. EVERY. DAY.
I am exercising a lot of patience while continually planting the seeds of Nature Intervenes. Last week, I met with a graphic designer to help me create the logo that will eventually represent the ideals and elements of these seeds. It. Takes. Time.
And I am not so good at waiting when it comes to this particular project.
I wore this shirt on my morning trail run, and came home to find my husband readying the ground to plant my “sapling” from the 2014 Portland Marathon. It was a good reminder that growth takes time, perseverance, and bit of love doesn’t hurt! I love welcoming this cedar into the garden today. She smells amazing, and I know I’ll remember to breathe and be patient each time I see her.
Hi my people! I'm just back from New Zealand and have been bathed in a sea of green plants and an ocean of blue waters. So lovely. I read a TON about the effects of nature on our human bodies while I was there, and I wanted to leave a sweet little study here for you to read. Tell me you're not going to go get a houseplant after that (at minimum) or at least make a pledge to get yourself in nature once a week (twice? three times?).
I'm changing the name of this website to Nature Intervenes.
After a few months of trying Functional Female on for size, I came to the conclusion that it wasn't exactly what I mean to grow here.
noun: nature; plural noun: natures
1. the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.
3rd person present: intervenes
1. come between so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.
In the case of our human bodies, nature intervenes using the simplest, but most profound means.
Sometimes devastating, but overwhelmingly therapeutic, nature provides us with the fundamental building blocks we need to grow and maintain our health.
Nature intervenes the disease process and guides us back to health. In big doses and small doses, in epic weekends, and in tiny moments, nature intervenes.
Photo from a 10-minute stop on my commute to work. Find little pockets of nature and become a “regular”.