Having grown up in Los Angeles, I always thought of myself as a city girl. But after less than a month living in Manhattan, I realized just how much I’d taken nature for granted….. All of a sudden open air and scenic landscapes weren’t quite as accessible. I didn’t know how much I needed to connect with the earth until not doing so cost me my health.
After hitting bottom in a 5-star hotel suite, a wise friend encouraged me, “Ivy, get yourself up to Central Park, sit your butt on a rock, and let Mama take care of you.” He was, of course, referring to Mother Nature. That assignment changed my life.
Where do you feel most connected with the earth? What are some ways you can incorporate that connection into daily life?