Walking in Nature Just Got Easier on Cape Ann

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Walking on Cape Ann Just Got Easier! CATA offers public transportation to some of the Essex Greenbelt Trails on Cape Ann. For more information 

Nature Offers Many Health Benefits for Mind, Body and Spirit. A favorite ‘go-to’ activity of mine is a walk in the woods. Luckily, living on Cape Ann one need only step outside to enjoy beautiful woodlands. Whether on a quiet, solo walk for meditation and contemplation, a trail run for aerobic exercise, or a hike with friends to explore the paths and virtues of Dog Town, walking in the woods calms the mind, energizes the body and lifts your spirits. The woods is my ‘happy place.’ 

karen-and-friends-hiking-in-dogtown

Walking Cape Ann. Cape Ann has hundreds of acres of public, wooded paths. While you can create a relaxing ‘walk in the woods’ through guided imagery, visualization and self-hypnosis, actually being in the woods heightens the experience. Here, you can literally experience your breathing slow and your blood pressure lower as everyday stressors seemingly melt away.

Lost in the Woods. While I personally enjoy literally and figuratively  ‘getting lost in the woods,’ I recommend you plan ahead and have a good map or a local to guide you and follow safety tips. ‘Thank you’ to Gloucester resident Claire who recently gave me a lift after I veered miles off my planned route! Join me for a walk in the woods if you like but do keep  in mind, walking me with me can be an adventure.  😉

Tips for Safely Walking in the Woods –

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/recreation/safety-ethics/?cid=STELPRDB5365834

http://www.backpacker.com/skills/beginner/wilderness-threats/7-tips-from-female-solo-hikers/

http://www.outdoors.org

10 Essential for Your Hike (From the Appalachian Mountain Club) –

  1. Map
  2. Compass
  3. Warm Clothing
  4. Extra Food and Water
  5. Flashlight or Headlamp
  6. Matches/Firestarter
  7. First Aid Kit
  8. Whistle (Cell Phone)
  9. Rain Gear
  10. Pocket Knife

Dogtown Hiking GMG

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir

I hope you make time to enjoy a relaxing walk in the woods this weekend.  ~ Karen

 

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC.  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. info@DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

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