If you're like many people, you spend a large part of your life on your computer, watching TV, and skimming or checking your smartphone, driving in your car, and sitting at your desk looking at a screen. You rarely get out into nature. And while you may realize that this isn't healthy, you simply don't have the time or energy to make a change, and besides, it's important to be "connected."
Many of us lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle but don't realize just how nature-deprived we really are. I figured this out after spending a week working at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada, one of the most spectacular places I have ever visited. Glaciers, mountains, lakes, fresh air, nice people, good food…the list is endless. And you could easily argue that any wellness retreat in a beautiful place will have health benefits, but I wasn’t on retreat. I was working. Not only was I running the retreat but I was also needing to answer emails and work on my next book chapter.