My mission as your coach is to ensure that you pursue your best life both personally and professionally. This means staying connected to the people who are important in your life. It also means staying connected to yourself. In the demanding world that most of us inhabit, it is too easy to lose contact with who you are, what you value and what you need. One powerful avenue to this reconnection is to renew your relationship to the natural world. There is evidence that people who leave their desk for a 20 minute outdoor stroll enhance their productivity. There is also evidence that looking out on greenery of some sort improves that person’s mood. The old joke of a desk plant being a benefit, really is a benefit. So I am going to have a second stream of my blog suggesting opportunities to get your nature fix. I am based in Toronto but I want you to let me know where you are so we can extend the conversation. Toronto tip #1: Kay Gardner Belt Line Park is a former rail track that runs for 4.5 kilometers between the Eglinton West station on the west and Mount Pleasant on the east. It is tree lined and tranquil and level so that anyone can easily make the trip. Take your dog, your bike or just yourself for a lovely hour or so trip. Enjoy and remember to breathe. Finally, wherever you are right now, I want you to get up and go outside for a few moments. If you can’t go outside then go and look out your window. What do you notice? Find one thing that catches your eye, your ear or just the feel of the air on your skin. Done? Congratulations. You have just taken time out for you!