Ambling By Any Other Name

walking_sIn all my years, I’ve never used the word “amble” to describe walking outdoors, EXCEPT during Wellspring. In our session on Transcendentalism, we read essays by Unitarian hero Henry David Thoreau. He has only a few key spiritual practices, and one is “ambling.” Sounds quaint and old fashioned, doesn’t it?

Except that modern research is now backing him up. Enjoy this New York Times article that describes a study done on how the brain changes when we make time to walk in nature. Sure sounds like ambling to me.

During these dog days of August, may you find extra time to engage with Nature and soothe your brain!

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/how-nature-changes-the-brain/?emc=eta1

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