Why the coming-of-age narrative is a conformist lie | Aeon Essays

Editor’s Note: Thoughtful essay, ideas to ponder…

How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?

Source: Why the coming-of-age narrative is a conformist lie | Aeon Essays

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Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots – Health News : NPR

  Clare Kelley practices "forest bathing" along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR

Clare Kelley practices “forest bathing” along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR

If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It’s a wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.

Source: Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots – Health News : NPR

Blue Ridge Parkway: A nearly 469-mile photo op

Blue Ridge Parkway

North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway There is no lack of breathtaking vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Near Asheville, the 450-mile stretch connects the Shenandoah with the Great Smoky Mountains.(Photo: jaredkay, Getty Images/iStockphoto)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parkway carves a path of stunning beauty through the southern Appalachian Mountains.

Source: Blue Ridge Parkway: A nearly 469-mile photo op