Forest Bathing with a Musical Squirrel

Forest Bathing with a Musical Squirrel

What the heck was that? I strained my ears to hear, it sounded as though a child was attempting to play clumsy chopsticks on the piano. But how could that be? This old house has a piano, but me and my snoring old yellow lab Paris were the only occupants at the moment. Or so I thought? As the mysterious notes continued, I tip toed down the stairs. Ah ha! I’m not sure who was more surprised—me or the squirrel bouncing over the keys.

The Beetthoven squirrel jumped off the piano, out the window and scurried into the woods. Intrigued, I sprang into pursuit. Of course, the squirrel disappeared into the forest before I could even slip on my shoes. Paris ambled down the stairs and looked up at me groggily.

“Well, why don’t we follow the musical squirrel into the forest?” I asked Paris. Her ears perked up and she wagged slowly in response.

As we ventured into the New England forest, my delight from the unique squirrel encounter turned into awe at the natural beauty around me. As we wandered, listened, sniffed and felt the leaves, I began to practice what was recently described to me as “forest bathing.”

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SweatPlayLive with Shanti Tilling

SweatPlayLive with Shanti Tilling

Shanti will wear a tank top that says “I love puppies and tacos” and then lead you through the most challenging and rewarding workout of your life. I leave Shanti’s HIIT the beach workouts (high intensity interval training) covered in sand and feeling transformed—mind and body. Shanti makes me feel strong and ALIVE. When life as a wildpreneur gets tough, there’s nothing like a good sweat with Shanti and my local amigos to remind me of what is important.

Shanti's Move Your Asana classes and the beach HIIT workouts have become a cornerstone of my jungle routine. Shanti is the founder of SweatPlayLive, which offers fitness, wellness and surf retreat as well as personal training. Shanti is one of the most inspirational, motivational and badass people I know (her life story is truly remarkable, her beauty goes way beyond the surface). She was the first wildpreneur I interviewed for my book (The Wildpreneurs, coming soon!). Get a taste of her wild inspiration below.

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Party In My Plants with Talia Pollock

Party In My Plants with Talia Pollock

Take the Hell Out of Healthy Living

It's been amazing to watch Talia sprout wings and soar as a wildpreneur. I few years back I was lucky enough to be Talia's business coach/accountability buddy as she sprouted her idea for PartyInMyPlants. She's been charging forward and transforming people lives leaving a wake of happy, healthy laughter behind her ever since! 

Q: Describe your perfect day as a wildpreneur.

My perfect day as a wild entrepreneur varies greatly which is a cliche and also in-keeping with the “wild” part of the equation! Entrepreneur life IS wild and there’s rarely consistency for me but my favorite days always bookend with meditation and include movement and “me” time first thing in the morning. From there it’s a combination of interviewing guests for my podcast, filming a cooking video, writing my upcoming book, swimming my way out of the email deep-end, having coaching calls with clients or meetings with collaborators, hitting the road for a speaking gig or event, or testing a recipe with Friends, an audiobook or a podcast on in the background! And plants. There are always lots of plants being eaten in between things.

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