Get Outside in Nature to De-stress and Put Things in Perspective

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your Chicken Soup for the Soul, and today I’m going to share a couple of stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Your 10 Keys to Happiness. This book is the synthesis of what I’ve learned in 14 years as editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul, reading tens of thousands of stories from people who bare their souls and talk about what works and what doesn’t work in their lives. I’m excited to share some great examples of what DOES work in this collection, and today I’m going to talk about the importance of getting outside in nature. I think the number of stories that we receive about the benefits of being outside has gone up—probably because the pandemic has caused people to focus more on what they can do safely and what they can do while at home—and they’ve rediscovered the outdoors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Start your days with inspiration and motivation from the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark. There's nothing like learning from the personal, revealing stories of other people. Amy shares her favorite stories and the wisdom, advice, and easy-to-implement tips that thousands of people have shared in 25 + years of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Tips and advice on Mondays and Wednesdays, and interviews with fascinating writers and influencers on Friend Fridays. It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul to go!