Nature is such an inspiring wonder! And today, I am pleased to converse with a fellow advocate for outdoor healing: the Founder of Reset Outdoors, Connor Moriarty. With all that’s happening now, I became more passionate about the need for clarity and tranquility as I do with every JayWalking Session. Before the pandemic hits, the world remained and continued with its usual business, and we, as citizens of it, have never realized how much we’re wearing ourselves out to a shadow. Today’s discussion is well in its season as we face harder times along with all the stresses and traumas going on. Connor explains how burnout is slowly devouring us and how to turn that around and achieve health and balance by learning from and getting close to nature. He also elaborates on Adverse Childhood Experiences and its effect on health and performance even as the person grows older.
““Nature heals and is able to overcome these devastating events, and we are a part of nature- we have that same capability! And while it’s hard to feel when we’re completely overwhelmed with the intensity and the violence of it all, that is when we need most to calm ourselves, get outside as much as possible, and reconnect with what matters.” -Connor Moriarty
02:20 The Paralyzing Effect of Burnout
06:34 Where to Start & How to Amp Up
11:46 What Nature Can Do
21:35 ACE (Adverse Child Experiences)- It’s Effect to Health and Performance
26:34 How Reset Outdoors Can Help You
35:08 Nature Never Gets It Wrong
41:52 Self Care Support
46:28 What Time Is It?
48:42 Lessons From Nature We Need to Take To Heart
Is burnout eating up all your joy and motivation? Tune in as @JayRooke and Reset Outdoors Founder, Connor Moriarty talk about achieving health, balance, and revitalization in a natural & refreshing way! Listen at… Click To Tweet
Connect with Connor:
Connor Moriarty is the Founder/Director of Reset Outdoors. He is an Expert Facilitator/ Trainer, Nationally Certified Counselor, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. His passion is helping trauma and rape victims recover and thrive. His approach includes integrating counselling and the great power of outdoors in healing and recovery. Connor is your collaborative, intuitive, and innovative ally in your healing journey.
“The things that we can control are where we need to start. Reconnect with what recharges your batteries.” -Connor Moriarty
“Nature pulls you into the present and impacts our brain chemistry in a really positive way. You don’t have to do anything to do that except get yourself out.” -Connor Moriarty
“We grow a lot from going through difficult experiences. But our brains are so much more efficient, more creative, and much more empathetic when we’re relaxed. You’re doing your brain great favor when you’re making sure to relax regularly.” -Connor Moriarty
“It doesn’t always have to be a complicated solution to the problems that we encounter.” -Connor Moriarty
“Nature never gets it wrong. You can see the perfection in everything.” -Jay Rooke
“Being able to remind ourselves of this inherent resilience is something that we deserve and need when our backs are against the wall.” -Connor Moriarty
“We have an opportunity to put some preventative measures in place now. And there is a responsibility to take that very seriously.” -Connor Moriarty
“This is the time to make sure that you have what you need, and that the people around you have what they need. That doesn’t always mean you have to give 50 bucks. Sometimes it means saying ‘Hello’. And sometimes, it means getting yourself out for an hour.” -Connor Moriarty
“Nature heals and is able to overcome these devastating events, and we are a part of nature- we have that same capability! And while it’s hard to feel when we’re completely overwhelmed with the intensity and the violence of it all, that is when we need most to calm ourselves, get outside as much as possible, and reconnect with what matters.” -Connor Moriarty