“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”–John Muir

John Muir has long been a hero of mine. He knew how to truly embrace life and felt that nature was a place to help us reconnect. He knew how important nature is to our heart and soul. Health is not just about the food we put into our bodies or how much exercise we get. Nature is healing to our bodies and our minds. For me nature has always been a sacred place for me, as I know it was for Muir too.

I just got back from a few days in the sequoias–the giant, ancient trees of the Sierra Nevadas of California.  These trees are hundreds of years old (some even thousands) and remind us of the strength found in grounding ourselves and the beauty of longevity.  

What are the natural places where you feel you can both “play” and “pray”? I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!

big trees