Exploring Winter Forest Bathing:
The Wellness Benefits of Connecting with Winter
We all know the feeling. You wake up on a cloudy winter morning, look outside, and slump inward at the thought of facing another gray and cold day. Winter can be really hard. Especially if you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) each year. As a former member of the SAD club, I spent many years thinking I was destined for a lifetime of winter dread. I struggled with the lack of light and the constant frigid cold,…Keep reading
Is Foraging Legal in Michigan?
Where can I forage? What can I forage? How much can I forage? We get a lot of questions about the legality of foraging during our foraging classes in Grand Rapids, so we’ve synthesized it all for you here! Foraging is a great way to reconnect to the land and is also a practice of respect, both in terms of ethical foraging and legal foraging. Read on to learn more about what is legal to forage in Michigan and explore the idea of adding wild…Keep reading
Forest Bathing Demystified
“…do I have to bring a swimsuit?” “…is the ‘bathing’ part private?” “…what does a guide do?” “…will I have to hug trees? …in public? I don’t want to look weird…” Ah, forest bathing! An amazing wellness practice that sparks so many questions. We’re asked pretty often what forest bathing is and how to learn how to do it. Look no further, friends! We’re going to break it all down for you here. First off, why is it called forest bathing? Spoiler alert: no swimsuits…Keep reading
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