To believe in the power of a positive mindset and the healing qualities of nature are not revolutionary concepts, but we do believe that they are ones that have been lost in the stressful shuffle of modern society, and as a result, we are more stressed and unhealthy than ever.
Thrive Outdoors works with individuals, businesses and communities to give them the tools they need to better navigate through life and minimize stress. We pride ourselves on staying current with the research and trends that can impact our efforts in the most positive and effective way.
Why do we want everyone to learn helpful tools and tips for relaxation and stress reduction?
Because America, as a nation, suffers from chronic stress and heart disease and we want to be a wind of change.
For useful information on Heart Disease & Stress related medical issues:
Why do we work with youth?
Because the teen years are stressful and without proper understanding and a place to learn healthy coping skills, many teens can become anxious and/or depressed.
The Anxiety And Depression Society of America: Facts on Anxiety & Depression
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Stress Management and Teens
Why do we take people out into the wild and give them opportunities to experience serenity or be challenged by the natural world?
Because, simply, it works.
Science Suggests Access to Nature is Essential to Human Health: Science Daily
Living Among Nature Makes Us Happier and Healthier: HellaWella
How Nature Can Make You Healthier: Best Health
Why Getting Outside is Good For You: Spark People
Nature for kids: KQED News