Healing Outdoors Caregiver's Bill of Rights
by Erin Waterman
I HAVE A RIGHT
To maintain my connection to the natural world even when my caregiving responsibilities
make this challenging.
To bring the healing powers of nature into nature-disconnected spaces like hospitals,
in the form of images or sounds where plants and animals may not be allowed.
To take at least a 15-minute walk outdoors each and every day,
even if this means seeking volunteers to be with my loved one.
To follow my natural attractions in nature and allow them to teach and nurture me.
To breathe deeply in concert with a tree/trees.
To give my sorrows over to the natural world to be absorbed.