My body broke down a year after I turned forty and it spurred a quest to restore my health. As a compliment to a lifestyle change, incorporating mobility to my regimen was part of the healing process. Walking was something I enjoyed and a simple practice that I could commit to. In Japan, they call this shinrin-yoku which translates to forest bathing. Researchers concluded that absorption of the wood's essential oils through the sense of sight, smell and sound boosted the immunity system in the body. Furthermore, the forest ambiance brought about positive psychological effects to the brain. Over the course of three years, I brought my camera with me as we hiked many trails in different parks in the Bay Area. Walking in silence for many hours taught me that nature provided the answers to questions I sought. I learned to slow down, take in the moment and listen to its teachings. Eventually, my body healed and my health was fully restored.