Forest Bath Palette

« Time spent amongst trees is never time wasted. »

Shinrin-yoku or Taking in the forest atmosphere is a wilderness therapy developed in by the Japanese Forest Agency during the 1980’s.

The idea is to awaken the senses, and the body, through immersion and contemplation of nature. To take the time to hear, smell and feel the living world around us. Researchers have been compiling the health benefits of spending time walking under a canopy of living forest. Studies have found that it helps reduce stress, emotional tension; eases depression, anxiety, fatigue; and help bring clarity by improving creative and cognitive functions. In short, it provides a general sense of well-being.

« Adopt the pace of Nature. Her secret is patience. »
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forest Bath - Morning
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Take the slow, peaceful road from time to time.

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A warm breakfast over a campfire is a cinch with the right prep. Make these breakfast burritos ahead of time and wrap in a double sheet of foil. Save for the fire.

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“Have blueberries whenever you are low – destiny will change, and you will be high.” - Adam Voichester.

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Easy and delicious. Prepare and store in a cold place overnight. Top with fresh fruits.

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Add a little taste of summer to your plate.

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Easy and delicious. Prepare and store in a cold place overnight. Top with fresh fruits.

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Seeds cast to the wind, what beautiful meadows they hold.

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« To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment. »
- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Forest Bath - Daisy Forest Bath - Mid-Day
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Savoring food outside is one of the greatest joys of summer. Entertaining made easy.

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Assembled in minutes, this sandwich is extra satisfying and ready to be toasted on the grill.

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

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A crystal clear lake is an open invitation for an afternoon swim.

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« You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here. »
- Alan Watts

Forest Bath - Dusk
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Eating around the campfire makes the food taste extra special after a long day outside. Even the sun sets in paradise.

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Sage is a fabulous cooking herb but know that burning a bundle of it on the campfire can help keep insects away, in addition to emanating a lovely scent.

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Perfect for the avid campfire chef, Bannock bread is cooked over coals, or fried in a cast iron pan.

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A sophisticated, yet simple, yummy dessert. Simply fill apple core with fruit and sugar mix, cover in foil and toss over hot coals until apples are soft.

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For this recipe, layer herbs, lemon, and Dijon mustard on salmon in tin foil and place directly on the fire for a quick gourmet dinner at the camp site.

« Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. »
- Rachel Carson, Silent Spring