Putting the brakes on "The Acceleration of Addictiveness"

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I recently read a blog post on The Acceleration of Addictiveness. Being interested in hiking and the outdoors in general, one particular passage caught my eye:

“Most people I know have problems with Internet addiction. Were all trying to figure out our own customs for getting free of it. Thats why I dont have an iPhone, for example; the last thing I want is for the Internet to follow me out into the world. My latest trick is taking long hikes. I used to think running was a better form of exercise than hiking because it took less time. Now the slowness of hiking seems an advantage, because the longer I spend on the trail, the longer I have to think without interruption.”

What better reason to get off the internet and out into Nature?  Not only is it good for your health, and good for your spirit, but it is a good place to escape the pressure of our ever-increasing pace of life.

Hiking is such a contrast to everyday life that it does provide an immediate and deep sense of relaxation, at least to me. My favorite place to hike this week is the Ledges Trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Where is your favorite place to unwind in Nature?

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