Connecting to nature is one of the most nourishing things we can do for those of us who live in big cities, often so cut off from trees, grass, meadows and mountains.When we are surrounded with nature's beauty, we tend to take it for granted, but when we are not in the middle of it on a day-to-day basis, it hold more for us than just a pretty view.The health benefits of being in nature are huge. The psychological benefits are palatable. The spiritual benefits are immense. So why do we deny ourselves this wonderful experience?More importantly, why is this not more a part of the conversation around living a healthy, balance life? Now that we have moved from a farm-based society to a city-centric society, it is more important than ever to give ourselves the gift of getting away from the TV, turning off our cell phones, and reconnect with the wonders of the natural world around us.