31 Mar '16, 12pm

Nature is good for the soul

When life seems overwhelming with its tasks and responsibilities, sometimes the best antidote is time spent outdoors in nature. Lately my life has been far too busy. I have been juggling family life with three small children, writing daily for this website, starting work on a book, practicing violin for an upcoming concert, and heading up the refugee sponsorship group in my town. I’m also trying to paint every room in our house, clean out the many garden beds, and stay on top of laundry. In the midst of all this craziness, I go to CrossFit twice a week and try to cook homemade meals. I am not supermom. In fact, I’m going a little bit crazy. My stress level has been high for the past two months and this has a negative effect on my family, my mental wellbeing, and my productivity. Something has to change. Interestingly, I think it all comes down to one thing: I need to spend...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/family/nature-good-soul.html

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