Arena Spotlight-Taming Our Monkey Minds

How to get right with your mind.

Thriving Under Pressure


Nature is a beautiful way to stop the monkey mind in its’ tracks.

When we’re caught up in stressful thoughts, our amygdala goes into overdrive. When we’re stressed out, we get stuck in the basement of our brain where our stressful thoughts go around and around and around..

Time in nature gives us a chance to catch our breath, to see the light, to realize there’s a way out of this never-ending rumination loop.

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The impact of nature on the human spirit is so profound that a hallmark study in 1984 showed that patients who had a room with a view healed faster than patients without a view. A mere glimpse of nature was enough to enhance their resilience.

Nature shifts our thoughts. Expands our awareness. Gives us hope. Lifts us up from the basement of our brains (amygdala) to the penthouse (cortex) where all solutions are possible.

IMGP4189Hiking is one…

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