Nature of any kind is my place to go to, to restore, to relax, to be myself, to get inspired, to make life decisions, to write, to slip under trees, to feel the wind on my skin, to sleep, to hike, to run, and to sleep. However, forest has a very special place in my life. My mindful engagement with the forest through the practice of Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing, forest therapy, forest medicine) has started many years ago in Japan. Unconditional love like I have never felt before embraced my being - I surrounded to it and to be me.
If not for the forest, where would I be? Well, we are meeting here today - full of gratitude, openness, and zest for life.