#NatureGives healing. “During month two or three on the trail, I started to realize that the amount of time I had out in nature started to affect me in a very positive and therapeutic way. And that is what spurred the idea of doing a long distance hike that would be as equally as therapeutic to other veterans as it had been to me.” Sean Gobin, founder of @warriorexpeditions a veteran nonprofit outdoor therapy program. What does nature give you?
#NatureGives peace “My name is Sean Gobin. In 2012, after serving 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and returning home from three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I hiked all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail to heal from the trauma of war. Recognizing the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, in 2013 I founded @warriorexpeditions and have since supported over 150 combat veterans along 10 long distance trails to heal and transition from their wartime experiences.” What does nature give you?
#NatureGives space. “I’m an introvert, so [nature] helps me recharge. Rather than being around a lot of people and the hustle and bustle, just being by myself in the solitude clears my mind and gets me back to who I really am.” -Lauren Garrott, Advocate of the Children & Nature Network. What does nature give you?
#NatureGives fulfillment. “I want to show people in my community you can look like me and love nature too. Showing them that loving the outdoors doesn't mean you have to dress or speak a certain way. You can be yourself in nature; it is a judgment free zone.” - Lauren Garrott, Advocate of the Children & Nature Network. What does nature give you?
#NatureGives clarity. “Nature provides a chance for me to learn more about myself, think inward and challenge myself.” -Lauren Garrott, Advocate of the Children & Nature Network. What does nature give you?
#NatureGives gratitude. “I hike solo all the time now. I just love the solitude, the center, the focus. Every time I go out into the woods, I come out better for it.” - Todd Murphy, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. What does nature give you?
#NatureGives perspective. “My name is Todd Murphy. I'm a bilateral, below the knee amputee. I hiked the Appalachian Trail southbound in June of 2007. Since my experience in nature, all aspects of my life have drastically changed. My perspective on love, life, art, the world and my place in it, as well as the belief in myself to accomplish any goal has greatly expanded.” What does nature give you?
#NatureGives us so much and we want to give back. Which is why we are thrilled to partner with @goparks. Together, we will raise funds and awareness that will help ensure a bright future for our National Park System. What does nature give you? #NatureGives
We are celebrating being outside this ski season with some epic prizes for our fans! For a chance to win prizes like a four-day ski pass, gift cards to @burtonsnowboards, @vailmtn, @skisdotcom (plus more), post a photo of you out in nature with #NVSweepstakes. See www.forceofnaturevalley.com for full rules and regulations.
“Nature is my happy place… it’s where I feel most at home and at peace. I come up with my best ideas when out hiking, and have experienced some of the happiest moments of my life in the mountains and forests of this beautiful planet.” - @reneeroaming
“Boulders like this motivate me to become a better, stronger and smarter climber. So cheers to a new year of pushing our limits and breaking into new physical and mental levels.” - @cvalencia31 : @naytonrosales
“Standing in the shadows of one the world’s tallest waterfalls It has been such a blast road tripping this past week with @nature_valley. We have hiked some of our favorites trails, seen almost every sunrise and sunset, and experienced nearly every form of weather (hello California winter!) I’m putting together a little video from our trip & can’t wait to share it with you all!” @reneeroaming
“Being out in nature is my therapy... it's a time that I can be truly present and absorb the wonders of this magnificent world. Walking beneath these giant Redwood trees yesterday was a surreal and incredibly empowering feeling... How does nature make you feel?” Follow along this week as we explore California with @reneeroaming!
“Starting hikes at dawn is never easy, but it's always worth it. When you're some of the first people out there and get to hike the area in pure peace, that's when you know it was the right decision to get up that early ” - @mattupham