‘Forest Bathing’ has been a recognized form of relaxation for decades now in Japan. Luckily in Canada we are very rarely far from an opportunity to partake in this simple form of therapy which reduces blood pressure and increases a sense of overall well-being. Northumberland County (north of Port Hope and Cobourg) offers numerous trails to go walking, and unlike in some countries, you’ll often find your little party alone to easily enjoy the sights of the spectacular colours, the sounds of the birds and the wind in the trees, and the smells of autumn. A perfect way to spend some time on a Saturday afternoon. Take a look at the Wikipedia article on Forest Bathing if you don’t believe me!
While you are in the area, drop by to see me on Saturday October 14th at the Roseneath Women’s Institute Annual Bazaar at the Alnwick Civic Centre 9059 County Rd 45 Roseneath, Ontario. Start your Christmas shopping early – I’ll be there to sign books from 10 am to 2 pm.