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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


A Walk in the Woods

The Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve (SCNP) 10 years and older will meet at 2 p.m., March 16, at the north end of the parking lot  for Mindfulness and Journaling while climbing up to the bluff and walk ing in several parts of the preserve.

Time spent in nature benefits our mood, thinking and health, according to many research studies. Participants can spend time among the trees and grasses, breathing easily and noticing what it is like to live in the present moment.

Walk leader Michael Smith says, “Mindfulness involves very intentionally paying attention to our present experience, accepting it just as it is. Mindfulness also has a good track record of benefits to such things as mood and attention, and it can promote kindness and empathy. When we practice it in nature, we might appreciate our surroundings as if seeing and hearing them for the first time.

“We can then take a little time to reflect on what is around us and within us, writing or drawing in a nature journal. Doing this helps us organize our thoughts, adds to our self-understanding, and may benefit our mental wellness in other ways. Bring a notebook and pen and/or pencil.”

Admission is free. Location: 5201 Bowman Springs Rd., Arlington. Register at