img_0077I felt pretty exhausted after my house move. All of the clearing out, packing, cleaning and unpacking, as well as dealing with the regular aspects of life and business. I was definitely in need of some time in nature and the replenishing and rejuvenation that brings to body and soul.

Long walks by the sea every afternoon have renewed and refreshed me. I feel that sense of energy and aliveness restored at so many levels. I feel blessed to live near to beautiful natural places that inspire and nourish me.

We all have times in life, where there are extra demands on our time and resources that can lead to us feeling drained, stressed and exhausted. It’s easy to forget that spending some time in nature can be just what you need to get your energy and zest for life back again.

Making time to be in nature has so many benefits, whether that be a local park, your garden, a forest or beach. I believe that it is essential to our health and wellbeing, to spend time in nature. My reasons for saying this is that I see so many people suffering from stress, depression, anxiety and fatigue and know that spending time in nature regularly can assist with alleviating many of these symptoms as well as working its magic to uplift your spirit, in the most wonderful ways.

Some of the benefits of spending time in nature on a regular basis:-

* reduces stress

* lowers blood pressure

* regulates heart rate

* reduces overall muscle tension

* increases oxygen levels in the body

* improves overall wellbeing

* reduces anger, sadness, anxiety and fear

* increase in positive emotions such as joy, peace, gratitude and appreciation

* reduces pain

* improves immune functioning

* increases vitality and energy levels

* improves sense of connection and belonging