I have a challenge for you. It is simple. It is fun, and it is something that you should really try to think about doing....

It is a great way to enjoy the changing of the seasons and enjoy a little of nature.

Get out into nature for a walk, it can be your local park, hiking trail, whatever just get out and spend sometime in nature. Take the time to really listen to nature, spend the time and let your surroundings fill you with energy. However, you MUST bring your kid with you. if you don't have a kid, bring a neighbor kid, or a neice or nephew. Ultimately though - get outside.

If you haven't read, or heard...our children are suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder. NPR talks about it here. And Wikipedia talks about it here. As defined:

Nature Deficit Disorder, a term coined by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods, refers to the alleged trend that children are spending less time outdoors, more time in front of the digital media (television, computer, video games, etc.) resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.

Go figure.

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