ISSUE 01 2018 MONTHLY
MOMENTUMLIFE a d v e n t u r e d e f i n e d
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A word from our Founder Just a brief intro to say welcome to the MOMENTUMLIFE e-magazine and what to expect.
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Forest bathing Thousands of articles, research and testimonials all saying the same thing, the outdoors makes you happy, but why?
04 - 05 Hideaways Our team find the best wilderness hideaways the world has to offer.
Objects of desire The kit we use, love and lust after
Photograph of the month
08 - Journal People, places, videos that inspired us
WELCOME TO “MOMENTUMLIFE” “I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere, than in any city on earth...” Steve McQueen
The Momentum mission has always been to inspire and share the enormous joy and peace that the outdoors can bring. To mark 2018, we’re turning over a new leaf with the launch of our new mini magazine. Every month we will aim to offer you a unique sample of what we are up to, what we are loving and a few exciting and innovative objects of desire. If you like what you see, or would like to see more, get in touch! Our promise to you, is to always share unique and inspirational content, designed to inspire and help you to let the outdoors in. Enjoy...
Matthew Robertson, Founder [email protected]
Forest bathing for a happier life...
“It is not so much for it’s beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
What is Forest Bathing? Also known as the Japanese art of shinrin-yoku, it promises complete mental and physical rejuvenation by being submerged in all things ‘forest’. Developed in the ‘80s, it’s a cornerstone of preventive healthcare and healing in Japanese medicine.
Does it really work..? The book “Your Brain on Nature” by Eva M. Selhub MD and Alan C.Logan ND, examines the fascinating effects that exposure to nature can have on the brain. Scientific studies have shown that natural environments can have remarkable benefits for human health. Natural environments are more likely to promote positive emotions, walking in nature has been associated with heightened physical and mental energy. It’s no surprise that fresh air is good for your health, but that doesn’t always make it easier to get a balance of healthy immersion in nature.”Your Brain on Nature” makes a case for better, healthier, greener thinking and improved mental health through exposure to green spaces and provides tips for how to apply the science of optimal brain health to everyday life. In their book, authors Eva Selhub and Alan Logan discuss research linking shinrin-yoku (Japanese “forest bathing” or “forest therapy”) to increased cerebral blood flow, immune defence and improved mental health.
Dunton Hot Springs is the definition of rustic luxury nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. This perfectly restored ghost town thrives on contradictions; hand-hewn log cabins exquisitely furnished, a life-worn saloon serving food of startling quality, lung torturing trails followed by pampering massages, sensuous hot springs sitting beneath the magnificent forest.
Wilderness paradise Discover this winter wonderland. Where to start? Take to the groomed cross-country ski trails, or snowshoe through the vast surrounding meadows. And then there is skiing, heli-skiing, hiking and even winter horseback riding in the canyon country surrounding their vineyard.
All of Dunton’s authentically restored log cabins are fu