Just Do it!
Planning can drive you to excessively contemplate on the details of a simple act. The idea of women getting into the woods in Laurens County has been ruminating for sometime, but we just couldn't get it together. In frustration, darn it, a date and time was set. Sometimes, as Nike says, you have to "just do it!" Yesterday, Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm, 4 Laurens County Women went walking in the woods. The hike was short but had impact. We walked 2 miles into the woods and 2 miles back out along the Enoree Passage of the Palmetto Trail. Yes, this trail does come through Laurens County and it is beautiful. The feeling of carrying out something that we have ruminated about for such a long time is awesome! Getting into the woods has more health benefits than you can imagine. According to a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation! Who knew!? Maybe our short little hike will help us disregard the planning and what-ifs of our second hike....stay tuned.