This Wednesday is National Walking Day, a day to celebrate and engage in an easy and enjoyable way to be healthier. Studies have shown that walking can improve your health and help prevent conditions such as type heart disease and type II diabetes.
I can’t help but think of the return to nature vibe of romanticism in literature and art. Romanticism was a response to the polluted nature of the Industrial Revolution in that the movement was based on the most pure form of life and spirituality. Even now, the idea that we, as humans, are destroying our surroundings and our planet remains a focus of conservation and green efforts.
I have always had a special place in my heart for romanticism and personally, find physical and mental renewal in nature. I go out on adventures with my four year old toy poodle, Feather, on a daily basis. We used to go out twice a day for hours on end when the weather and my schedule permitted. The vibrancy of male cardinals, the keer of red shouldered hawks, and the colorful olfactory journey you will embark on in natural landscapes is a joy to experience. Whether it’s birdwatching in the forest or in my backyard, there is nothing like being outdoors.
I wholeheartedly believe we are stewards of our planet and the immensely beautiful life that it holds. So, take a moment to get out there and take a stroll in nature.