The excitement felt in a quality experience outdoors continues long after we return, and actually contributes to positive mental health. An LA Times OpEd from earlier this summer details our increasing detachment from nature, and many of the problems associated with it, especially among kids. Great experiences outdoors provide the confidence to put a “spring in the step” of kids and adults alike. Fear no strong winds (unless you’re on a really big lake!) Explore the outdoors for the body and mind. Check out the LA Times Article for details.