The Connection Between Nature and our Mental Health

The Connection Between Nature and our Mental Health

We all understand the pain of doing everything in our home. When work and leisure need to happen in the same space, we seem to have no choice but to see our mental health deteriorating. However, for people who have access to nature, especially those in the Pacific...
Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

What is Imposter Syndrome? It is the idea you believe your success is due to luck, not because of your expertise. Typically, people with such a syndrome fear others will eventually find out they have been faking. In 2020, the term imposter syndrome was searched twice...

Terror, nature, and relief

“If I die here, no one will find me, at least for a few days. And my dead body will start rotting before it gets torn apart by some unknown carnivores” 2 hours of hiking into Mt. Laguna, negative thoughts slipped into my head as I slowly moved into the backcountry...

The Power of Effective Self-Talk

I have a confession. I used to view self-talk as self-deception.  When I was a teenager, I learned positive self-talk from a teacher. I resisted it because she taught me to feed myself sugar-coated messages to feel better. I didn’t appreciate the power of...