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High in the Colorado Rockies this is an opportunity to get out in nature in a not-so-typical way. It’s more than a walk in the woods!  This is a 3-day opportunity to get away from our usual habitual ways to create a more empowering outlook on life!  If you love being in nature and are ready for additional ease, enhanced enjoyment of life and increased vitality, this is your trip!

This is a 3-day snowshoe hut trip with the focus on deepening our awareness of ourselves and our place in nature. By learning and doing what is true  for ourselves we increase our chances of reducing stress, while adding richness and joy to our lives. For more information, please visit- http://www.meetup.com/The-Path-Coaching-Nature-Connection-Boulder/events/49915632/

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Are you searching for what really matters in your life? Join NECO and discover your true nature and how to access your potential best!

This on-going series of outdoor adventures is designed to enhance awareness of your mind and body, explore your inherent connection with nature, and enrich your daily life by learning how to transfer the lessons learned in nature. Saturday morning programs as well as Monday evening programs available.

See http://www.wellnessinbalance.com/Programs.html for more information.

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In caring for our well-being we need to look at the dimension of spirit. Spiritual wellness includes connecting to our higher self and the ability to find meaning in life. It gives us strength to cope with despair as well as feeling good about being alive. It may or may not include religion and could include nature.

You can step outside, or take yourself inside (reflection) to access this. You can go to church, practice yoga, meditate, create art or tend a garden. By doing what is important to you, you are feeding your soul; listening to your deeper self you are accessing your spiritual well-being.

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There are two key elements to improving our wellness – one part is to understand which areas of life we would like to change, one part is actually doing what it takes to make the change. By taking action, and changing the behaviors that aren’t working, we can create a better, healthier life. This may be in the realm of the physical, like I discussed last time. Yet, to improve our overall health and wellness, we must also include our mental and spiritual wellbeing.

The direct line to improving your wellbeing is simple-
* Move your body
* Consume good nutrients and savor your meals
* Get adequate rest
* Keep your stress levels down
* Smile
* Do things to relax and enjoy
* Think good thoughts
* Connect with others in a meaningful way
* Better understand yourself and what’s meaningful to you

Much of improving our wellbeing involves the willingness to make changes in our lives. We fall into habitual ways of leading our daily lives, or habitual ways of thinking that leaves us feeling small. To improve our health and wellbeing, we have to be willing to get unstuck and go through some discomfort in the process of change. It is possible if you are willing to take on the challenges and the obstacles that present themselves. Stand for what is important to you!

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A new direction, one that I go toward often, is the topic of a new blog. Please check out http://naturewonderings.wordpress.com/ for conversatons more directly tied to nature and what we learn from her.

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Many ask, What is wellness?  Many also ask, What is the connection between wellness and nature, or even, ourselves and nature?  This could be a long conversation, but I will just start to explore it now, and continue on over days.

I just returned from several days in the forest.  Often when I go, I feel inherently a connection, a sense of being.  Which of course is contrary to the occasional feeling living and interacting in our man-made cities and communities.   Don’t we all crave to be connected?  To ourselves, to our mates, and to others in the world.  Then, there is this connection to what is natural, or real.  Ok, real can be a concept, so let’s start with nature.  That which has not been influenced by man.  Ever notice the natural beauty around us?  It is everywhere, but most influencial and abundant in the wilderness.  What is this feeling?  Why are we drawn to it?

It is our connection to ourselves, to a higher form, to our source that we are drawn.  It is the connection we crave.  And to access this connection means to listen, and respond the what is real, natural, inherent in this world.  The quiet we seek, the answers we crave are in this connection.

I wonder what you and others may think… I invite you to explore what it means to you to be connected, to respond to nature, listen.   What is there for you?

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