Get Grounded

Go outside, feel the sun on your skin, listen to birdsong, and put your feet in the grass. However you do it, communing with nature has been shown to have health benefits, ranging from reduction in stress levels to lowering inflammation to increasing vitamin D. This world-wide phenomenon is showing up in Japanese Forest Bathing and Hygge and it’s slowly making waves in the U.S. Oh, and when you go outside, leave your phone inside. Please. What’s your favorite outdoor activity that brings you joy? #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

Happy graduation to those who recently graduated or are on their way to graduate soon. Set the high school graduates in your life up for success in college with a book full of grounded recommendations.