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Books | Forest Bathing | Mind

Embrace Wonder: 3 Must-Reads for Nature Lovers in 2024

As the crisp air of a new year settles in, many of us are filled with resolutions and a desire for fresh beginnings. Perhaps, nestled amongst your goals for fitness and productivity, lies a yearning for a deeper connection with the natural world. If so, then prepare to embark on a wondrous journey, for I…

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Mind | Forest Bathing

Forest Therapy: 3 Ways This Practice Can Reduce Stress, Overwhelm, and Mental Fatigue

In today’s fast-paced world, the constant demands of daily life can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and mentally fatigued. Fortunately, nature provides a powerful antidote to these modern ailments in the form of forest therapy, also known as Shinrin-Yoku. This practice involves immersing oneself in a forest environment and has been shown to have numerous…

A Forest Bathing Tutorial
Mind | Forest Bathing

A Forest Bathing Tutorial

Hello Valkyries! I’m excited to share this tutorial I wrote how to do go on a forest bathing walk. As a certified nature and forest therapy guide, I help people reduce stress, sooth anxiety, and connect with nature in a special way. For those I can’t reach, or who can’t attend one of my guided…

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Mind

How to thaw out from Winter and get excited for Spring

Hello, My Valkyries. It is March! I’m slowly thawing out in mind and body and looking forward to the coming Spring. While Fall is usually my favorite season, Spring is becoming a contender. There is something so magical in Spring, it can be the ultimate new beginning. The birth of Hope and Possibility appears and…

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Mind

Embracing The Winter Solstice

Most of us these days know that today is the Winter Solstice, or the first day of Winter. It is the shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year. For over hundreds of years many traditions, whether pagan or Christian, have grown, marking this date as a celebration of rebirth and…

Becoming a Modern Day Valkyrie
Mind

Becoming a Modern Day Valkyrie

Are you like me sometimes? Have you ever felt that life is just one huge war, a battlefield you can’t escape from no matter how hard you try? Whether it’s throwing up the white flag and fleeing, or digging in for the next fight, life at times can feel full of ongoing trials and enemies…

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