It was the best decision of the day.
To leave all work and allow myself just go to the forest on that September day.
I wish you could have been there too.
Feel the soft ground under you and taste the sweetness of autumn afternoon.
I would have told you how my pain relieves when I lean myself against the tree.
How my nervous system calms down when I do it. And how wonderful it feels when you can feel blood running better again to your legs as your lower back relaxes.
I would have hold you by the hand and put it against the tree too.
We could have just sat for a moment, and eat some wild berries together.
I would have also told you that again today it had been hard for me to get out of the bed.
How there are better times, but how something changed in me after my depression.
I know that I’m not the only one, but it’s hard to remember that when you have fallen down.
Nutritionist says that change your diet.
Psychologist focuses on mind, physiotherapist knows the body and doctor offers some pills – while watching the screen.
They all mean good, but you know that life is more complex.
I would like to tell you that the more I spent time in nature, all pieces fall better into place.
No matter it’s food, mind or body, it all starts with getting the connection.
After it, everything is easier. Not easy, but easier.
That’s why I would like you to go to the forest.
To feel, taste, listen and breathe in its compassionate peacefulness.
To meet the trees.
And get a piece of the life wisdom that they keep inside.
You are warmly welcome to join me for my lingonberry picking trip and hear more about this afternoon of mine in Finnish forest here in Saimaa.
For the best experience, please watch this 360° video in Youtube app with virtual reality headset and remember to turn on HD! Tap on Youtube icon in the player below or open this link https://youtu.be/H_YIdIwChPE in your Youtube app.
I also warmly recommend this short article “Immerse Yourself in a Forest for Better Health” if you’re interested in reading more how forest bathing trips can significantly decrease the scores for anxiety, depression, anger, confusion and fatigue.