Yesterday the boys and I took a trip to their school to release "Bob" the box turtle into a better environment. (We found him crossing the street in downtown Jeffersonville.)
If you feel cramped up in the man-made world and need a fix for your "Nature Deficit Disorder" you're welcome to take a few minutes to come along on our little trip! You'll get to meet Bob as well as another of his reptilian friends on the creek bank.
By the way, be sure to check out Nathaniel's squat and see if you can still do that! If not…make it a goal!
One more surefire way to cure Nature Deficit Disorder is to have a little (or a large) garden!
The episode ends with a tour of the raised bed fall garden we take care of at their school.
No major exercise or posture lessons today (except for the squat and the barefooting) but the simple act of connecting with the power of Nature can be incredibly healing as well.
How do YOU connect with Nature? Leave me a comment below
Have an AWESOME nature filled day!
P.S. I want to give a big shout out to Community Montessori in New Albany and to the Montessori method in general.
I'll post a great video below on the blog that explains the method in just 5 minutes.
I hike the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles. My favorite hike is a 15 mile 3000' elev. loop from Will Rogers State Park through a multitude of flora to the sea and back. I did ten of those hikes in 12 days last spring without adequate stretching before and after resulting in stress fracture of my two left pubic bones. Thank you Dr. Steve for all the good info that is helping me to get aligned so I can resume my hikes without concern about more stress fractures.
Sounds awesome, Jackie! Keep working hard and remember that the most important part is being conscious of your moment to moment breathing and movement intention.
Absolutely loved these videos. My daughter will be so happy to know Bob has a new home! I love to see children learning where food actually does come from. Blessings. Susan
Thank you, Susan! Kids are natural gardeners and are more likely to eat it if they actually GROW IT!