Path to Well-Being

Daily walking (and especially in nature) is essential for my personal sense of health and well-being. I’m a big believer in the power of nature to nurture us, hence my post to perhaps motivate you to follow suit.

You may think that nature is not what “does it for you”, but have you really given it a chance? We are much too apt to sit in front of our TVs, computers, and phone devices for hours on end. These devices actually lower our vibration, and therefore our ability to stay physically well. I’m not saying to get rid of them, but it is essential to keep our exposure in balance with what is natural and wholesome.

It is a well documented fact that our connection to nature is a very important aspect of our well-being. Time and again, nature will provide us with not just physical health, but we also derive a feeling of inner peace, what is real in life, and proper perspective about what wellness really is.

I urge you to consider adding more time in nature to your health and well-being “to-do” list. As the naturalist and writer John Muir said, “In every walk with Nature, one receives more than he seeks.”


Inspiring nature/life quotes from transcendentalist writer, Henry David Thoreau:

“He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Life Without Principle

“Every blade in the field – Every leaf in the forest – lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Excursions, Poems and Familiar Letters V2

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walking

“Talk of mysteries! — Think of our life in nature, — daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, — rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! The actual world! The common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? Where are we?” ~ Henry David Thoreau


“And after reading Thoreau I felt how much I have lost by leaving nature out of my life.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Path to Well-Being © Susan L Hart 2021 |  Friendly comments welcome | Photo of the Dolomites courtesy kordi_vahle, Pixabay

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4 thoughts on “Path to Well-Being

  1. TasView (Tone)

    I like your post and motivation, the outdoors are great for good reason. I enjoyed a 20km mountain bike ride today with two neighbours. Now I should be off to bed for an early start tomorrow. Seize the day! Life goes by way to quickly to just let it slide by.

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    1. Susan L Hart Post author

      Life DOES go by way too fast! Life is a gift, and I think it is our responsibility to make the most of it. One thing I loved about Australia is that the Aussies appreciate, protect, and spend time in their nature areas more than other cultures (by my experience).

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      1. TasView (Tone)

        Well, some of us do. We’re still logging old-growth, digging up and burning fossil fuels, ignoring the plight of our unique endangered animals and an application has just gone through to put a cable car over the Organ Pipes on Mt Wellington. Unfortunately greed still prevails and the majority are too stupid and let it :/

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