My true passion for the outdoors came to be, when I spent much of my childhood traveling among the National Parks of the west coast, USA. This gave me ample opportunities to be enthralled by all of the intricacies I saw in nature around me. As I got older, I developed an interest in nature photography which became a cherished hobby during my years living in Colorado. I believe that being engulfed in nature is both a physical and emotional healing experience. I use my photos as a way to give the outside world a glimpse into its outstanding beauty. I recently have learned about a practice called 'Forest Bathing', which simply refers to spending time in the forest or nature being used as a form of 'medicine'. Taking in the forest atmosphere. Here is a website that explains more details: time.com, and there is a book listed there which I have and feel that it is very good at explaining how/why nature heals in so many ways we are not aware of. I feel that it has been very helpful in my life of challenging medical history and rehab.