Today we are joined by special guest Sandi Schwartz to talk about the intersection of nature and mental health, and how it applies to kids. Here’s what we covered:
The scientific research that shows why getting outside is good for our mental health
The simple activities that you can try with your kid to spend more time outside, including kids’ yoga, art projects, picnics, volunteering, fruit picking and more
How to get outside with kids and inspire a love for the environment, without having to do big outings like camping or hiking. It can be sharing a meal together outside, or painting pictures inspired by a trip to a botanical garden.
How to incorporate volunteering into your time outside
Sandi is the founder and director of the Ecohappiness Project; author of the parenting book Finding Ecohappiness: Fun Nature Activities to Help Your Kids Feel Happier and Calmer, co-author of the children’s book Sky’s Search for Ecohappiness; and journalist specializing in parenting, environmental, and wellness topics. Check out Sandi’s work at the Ecohappiness Project and @getecohappiness