Without a doubt times are difficult. Stress levels are up among parents in many households and that percolates down to the kids eventually. One easy green way I’ve found to diffuse anxieties within my family unit, at least temporarily, is to get the whole gang outside.
I know this strategy works for me as I’m a long time walker, lucky enough to live in a forested rural area with babbling streams criss-crossing the road. I’ve walked dogs, kids, and sometimes dogs and kids together for years. Getting outdoors and opening my senses to the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations takes my mind off any worries and is like balm to my spirit.
Sometimes I play a game with my kids to get them to really “see” and appreciate their natural surroundings. When we’re outside on the move I ask them to each find one amazing thing. …read more of Green Stress Relief—Family Style here