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I took a walk in the woods yesterday. Not to count steps, calories burned, or even to puzzle out daily life problems. I took a walk in the woods to light up my heart and set my soul on fire. It was a cool, sunny spring day, the woods were birthing new green, and the scent of possibility was in the air (yes, that would include pollen). There is nothing more healing than a solitary mindful meander through the woods on a day like this – as long as you pay attention. You know how you instantly feel better about everything when you enter the woods? Something seems to take hold of you and gently cleanse the unnecessary worries away? Some call it forest bathing or Shinrin Yoku, others a sort of walking meditation. “…when I am alone I can become invisible. I can siton the top of a dune…