When I first came across the 1000 Hours Outside challenge a few years ago I found it overwhelming. As a mom wearing many different hats and an ever busy schedule, it just seemed unrealistic to aim for 4 hours outside every single day. But the more I tried to get the kids outside, the more... Continue Reading →
Outdoor Mindfulness Tips for Kids
With nicer weather upon us, we have more opportunities to get the kids outside which is a breeding ground for natural mindfulness. Mindfulness, especially outside, has been shown to reduce stress, increase concentration, and improve our overall well-being. How can you encourage mindfulness in nature with your children? Here are 7 quick tips for simple... Continue Reading →
How to Mindfully Walk: 3 Simple Steps
One of the best mindfulness exercises that encourages us to stay present and calms racing thoughts is the simple act of taking a walk. Especially outside. Not only does walking help with cardiovascular health and muscle tone, it also improves sleep and boosts our mood thanks to increased endorphins. It doesn't take power walking or... Continue Reading →
Should We Really Spend 1000 Hours Outside Every Year?
Do you keep reading how important it is to spend time outdoors each and every day? There seems to be a new study released every week urging us to get outside more. They're probably onto something... Have you heard of the 1000 Hours Outside Movement, started by Ginny Yurich and family? It started off as... Continue Reading →