I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found. ~John Muir
Feeling tired? Go outside. Feeling depressed? Go outside. Feeling stressed? Go outside. Can’t sleep? Go outside. High blood pressure, chronic pain, over-weight–the answer for most of what ails us these days is to simply walk out the door (into a natural environment–outdoor shopping malls don’t count!).
Yet, so often, for so many (myself included), getting out the door can become a battle of wills. It’s too cold, too hot, too windy, too muggy, too buggy, I don’t have time, I don’t feel like it, I don’t know where to go, I don’t know what I want to do. The pull of the couch, Netflix, and a bag of chocolate chips is strong.
Sometimes we need a reason, inspiration. For me, reading about adventurers inspires me to move. I think, if these people can paddle the entire Inside Passage, I can paddle to Point of Cedars Island in Little Assawoman Bay.
For the most part, Mitch and I do not do risky adventures. We will not be kayaking around South America, biking across Africa, or sailing to Antarctica. But we hope that our posts about our everyday activities and experiences might inspire someone else to get out the door. Trust me, if I can do it, you can do it!