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Where do you find your inspiration? Something that ignites a fire within and drives you to take action or rest or causes you to ponder a deeper purpose in life. To inspire means breath in; inhale. Life itself is rooted in inspiration. We intake oxygen to feed our cells that run our bodies. Inspiration also fuels our soul.

Creativity and the arts play such an important healthy role to express ourselves and connect with others on an emotional level. I love to immerse myself in the most dynamic living art show, called nature. It constantly changes, is uncontrollable, and offers a million ways to have unique experiences.

Nature’s daily Inspiration comes from: the musical songs we hear in the birds, watching an ever-changing light show provided by a sunset, tasting a blackberry’s sweetness exploding at first bite, jumping into the salty ocean, and viewing the nightly constellations, knowing that the ancients did the same.

We probably don’t need any scientific evidence that getting outdoors is healthy, but just as a reminder…

“Being outdoors in nature can be healing and beneficial for the body and mind,” says Erica Price, a certified therapeutic recreational specialist at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. “Whether at the beach, forest or in a neighborhood park, nature offers a calming effect. And when we combine nature with physical activity, it can help fight depression and anxiety.


Getting in tune with nature takes time, like getting to know one another in a relationship. Spending at least 2-3 hours/week enjoying nature increases our well-being.

I captured this photo of my hubby Dave in the Tahoe backcountry

According to a study published this week in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, spending 120 minutes a week strolling a tree-lined street or sitting by a lake can greatly enhance a person’s overall sense of well-being. Less time didn’t yield any significant benefit, the research showed.


The outdoors makes me feel grateful! I would love to hear what inspires you– Comment below!

Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.”