Author Archives: Helen

Whither the Weather

I would argue that to really love the outdoors, nature, life beyond the comfy confines of a house with a thermostat set to something above 60º, a person has got to love weather.  Real weather- not just blue sky, sun’s rays … Continue reading

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Neil Young: MY HERO

Who’s Going To Save the Earth? Who’s Going to stand Up to the Big Machine? Join me in answering with one Voice: ME!

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Night Hike

There’s something uncanny about Labor Day, at least here on the East Coast of North America.  The day before Labor Day you can strip, don your bathing suit, head for a body of water, dive in and swim, re-emerge, remain … Continue reading

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Want to be Happy?

British and American scientists have published new research showing that group nature walks help us combat stress while boosting mental well-being. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Edge Hill University in England evaluated 1,991 participants in England’s Walking for … Continue reading

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There is a Goddess: Sarah Marquis

I wish this were me,  This could be me.  And this could be you.  But this is Sarah Marquis.  Sarah is Swiss and she has been pursuing adventure for 20 years.  She walked 10,000 miles in three years. Sarah says, … Continue reading

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Jon Henrik Fjällgren: Colombian Laplander, Singer!

Words not needed… Enjoy! And another performance, this one in Stockholm, without reindeer alas

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Wildebeest Dream

I will one day soon go to Africa to see this incredible scene for myself.  Meanwhile I’d love to hear from any of you out there who have heard the snorts of wildebeests and felt the thundering beat of their … Continue reading

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