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securedownload (9)Research suggests that an hour per day listening to the sounds of nature is a great stress reducer.

So today we donned our shorts and headed up the closest canyon. I know it’s still early in the year and the leaves are just starting to green up, but the early moss on the rocks in the stream were worth it. And I am now totally distressed. Wait, I mean de-stressed.securedownload (4)

I had such a great time. Later, when I ran into people I knew at the grocery store, I realized I probably looked a sight–windblown braids and hiking boots on a middle-aged woman are just not going to be setting style trends any time soon. Oh well, I’m over it.