As a child growing up with a backyard surrounded by miles of untouched woods and beaches within walking distance, playing outdoors in nature was as natural to me as breathing. During the school year I could be found playing in the woods from the moment the school bus dropped me off up until dinner time. During the summers, my days were filled swimming in the sea, searching crevices for blue crabs and building sand castles. To this day I make an effort to spend time in nature for its ability to bring me balance, peace and relief from the stresses of modern day life. Read more about how time in nature benefits you and easy ways to access this cure-all.