In this engaging Speakeasy talk from Wanderlust Aspen-Snowmass 2014, Dr. Matthew Baral discusses the importance of spending time outdoors. He begins his talk with a story of when he was a little boy playing outside and had what he now recognizes was a transcendental spiritual experience.
Dr. Baral goes on to discuss why it is that children feel drawn to the outdoors, and how nature continues to play a crucial role in our health, happiness, and success throughout adulthood. “You can get the benefits from nature in a number of ways. You can look at it, you can smell the smells, you an listen to the sounds, and you can touch it specifically. So please, don’t lose that child that still exists within you, because that is the source of your vitality and inspiration and creativity.”
Learn more about Dr. Matthew Baral on his website, http://www.drmatthewbaral.com.