Finding Home in the Great Outdoors – Daily Quote 

Jo Hawk

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When the going gets tough when the cards seem stacked against us, home is our refuge. We seek shelter, comfort, and an inner haven. We retreat to a sanctuary where we can heal, nurse our wounds, and gather the courage to fight our greatest battles, and defeat unbeatable odds.

Work deadlines, late nights, and early mornings exact a toll, and a short walk outside reminds you how it feels to breathe. The simple act of exercising outdoors forces your mind to focus on an alternating terrain. You may have no awareness of the process. As your feet tread on sandy soil, your nervous system communicates the conditions to your brain, which signals your muscles to make tiny adjustments. The neurons fly when you navigate a winding path, or when you alter your gate to avoid a puddle. It is a primal mechanism perfected over the millennium of our existence. Studies suggest a…

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