anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Posts Tagged ‘nature

What if Nature Was a Prescription Drug?

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Is nature the answer to all your problems? It might be.

I love this humorous video by Dream Tree Film & Productions. It’s part of a series, all intended to get us thinking about the positive benefits of the outdoors. What if we all got more regular doses of nature? Imagine how well off we would be…

Learn more at NatureRX.

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August 14, 2015 at 15:45

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Friday Photo: The Good Life

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Sometimes cold mountain air does more for a creative work brainstorm than a desk could ever do. Well, all of the time actually.

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January 4, 2013 at 16:28

Dirtbag Gourmet: Cooking for Your Date in the Great Outdoors

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It’s good when editors let you pitch the kind of articles that make you laugh. Which is why I am excited about my most recent post on the very respectable outdoor online magazine Adventure Journal, where I took a stab at the topic of food and love in the backcountry. It started as a conversation between friends on how to impress a date on a hike (“make your own trail mix!”) and resulted in this article:

If you can’t cook a decent meal in the backcountry, you’re destined for romantic failure. A way to anyone’s heart is often through his or her stomach, especially if you’re on the tail end of a grueling day outside. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Yeah, that will refuel the person you’re crushing on, but a homemade olive hummus wrap with sea salt? That might be the extra touch you need to turn adventure partner into your partner.

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Friday Photo: A Classic Fourteener

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You can gauge the quality of your week by your views. This one was pretty unbeatable.

First official fourteener now in the books: Quandaray Peak, Colorado, 14,265 feet. Complete with summit headstands and mountain goats of course.

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July 6, 2012 at 11:53

Friday Photo: Taking Time for Stillness

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Inspired by this quote for the weekend:

“In order to get from what was to what will be, you must go through what is.” – Anonymous

Which means taking time for stillness and simple pleasures.

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June 22, 2012 at 13:49

The Beauty of Eating Outdoors

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Mediocre wine is excellent if you have a view, coffee is exponentially more delicious when brewed after a night in a tent, and trail mix can compete with the fanciest hors d’oeuvre when you’re in the middle of a hike. It’s simple: food always tastes better outdoors.

I was thinking of this in the process of drinking a mug of wine, overlooking a horizon of red rock formations last week. Dirtbags, sunsets and merlot do go hand in hand after all.

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June 5, 2012 at 13:50

Friday Photo: Beach Stones

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Calm. Quiet. Seemingly endless.

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May 4, 2012 at 09:05