Ep. 10 – How to Connect to Nature During COVID-19, with guest Sandi Schwartz

From the beginning of mankind, we were connected to nature. It fed us, it sheltered us, and it made us feel good. It was also a source of danger and fears as well, but we all enjoy going out to nature and research after research have shown the mental and physical benefits of going out even for 20 minutes.

However, now during the COVID-19 lockdowns, it's hard – and sometimes impossible – to go out and relax in the sun or the woods. But we can still enjoy nature in many ways. This is the topic of this episode in which I talk with writer Sandi Schwartz.

Sandi is the writer behind the blog Happy Science Mom. She also published hundreds of articles in outlets such as Motherly, Scary Mommy, and more, and recently her blog was listed in Feedspot’s list of Top 100 Mom Blogs Every Mommy Must Read in 2020. She deals a lot with nature and its effects on us and currently working on a book about that issue!

In our talk, Sandi shares her knowledge about the effects of going out to nature, and offers ways for you to incorporate more nature into your life even when you can't really leave the house. She's doing so with her own Ecohappiness Challenge where she shares 30 daily ways for bringing nature in, so be sure to check that out.

You can also follow Sandi Schwartz on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

You'll Learn

  • How even 20 minutes of going outside affects your body and soul
  • How to bring nature into your lives even if you live in an urban area
  • What can you do to add more nature into your lives during COVID-19

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