01/17/2013 09:40 am ET Updated Jan 17, 2013

GPS Guide: Steve Nygren Turns To Nature To Remember What's Important

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

Spontaneous access to nature is one of life’s greatest gifts. Being able to go for a walk in the woods or find quiet respite near a lake or stream is calming and reestablishes what is really important.

Meditating in nature brings clarity and creativity. I find walking the labyrinth in the woods at Serenbe to be an incredibly centering experience.

Steve Nygren's GPS Guide

Steve Nygren is A founder of the Serenbe community.

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