The spring sun deceived me.
Winter was showing off — no plans to loosen its cold grip.
Still, I couldn’t resist an invite for a last-minute, late-afternoon long walk.
It felt good, relaxing and refreshing.
I giggled alongside my girlfriend as we caught up on life.
We talked like no one was around.
But the park was packed, yet still peaceful.
Sometimes, a walk in nature can take us to that space that awakens our soul, moves our spirit and improves our wellness.
Wellness isn’t talked about much.
It’s sometimes eye-opening.
It requires honesty within ourselves.
You know — maybe a habit (or two) that desperately needs to change.
When we do talk about wellness, it’s often after a health scare.
Maybe a friend’s, family member’s or our own illness surfaces.
But experts don’t limit wellness to just being free of illness!
It’s far greater than that.
They use phrases like “holistic,” “positive” and “encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being and the environment.”
It’s a conscious process.
It’s a choice.
It’s about achieving your full potential.
The choice to start a creative venture. The choice to share your talents. The choice to explore nature.
The choice to boost your self-care. The choice to regularly eat healthy.
These likely aren’t the kind of decisions that will pay your mortgage, help you climb the corporate ladder or make you rich overnight.
But they can move your soul.
They can make you feel alive again.
They can save your life.
They can make you happier.