Have you ever heard of Kaplan's attention restoration theory? How about Plutchik's psycho-evolutionary theory of emotion? Both of these theories stress the importance of bringing nature into one's life.
The attention restoration theory, hypothesizes that exposure to nature helps us to renew attention after challenging mental endeavors, improving our focus and ability to concentrate.
The psycho-evolutionary theory takes us back to our ancestral development. Plutchik theorizes that primary emotions are evolutionary, and that our responses to these emotions are likely to deliver the highest level of survival possibility. For our ancestors, this would be things like open spaces enabling us to be alert to predators, and water... things you can find in nature.
Since these are hard to come by in our urban societies, it makes sense that city residents are prone to higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
Not only is spending time in nature enjoyable, but research shows, that it really helps us.
I was lucky to grow up in an environment where nature was all around me, and with my dad's job with the Environmental Protection Agency, I understood the importance of conserving nature.
However, life landed me in the doctor box, and eventually in real estate. I had accumulated debt over the years, and found myself missing out on the nature that had graced my childhood. When I became debt free in 2012, my life finally opened up, enabling me to experience the world as I had always imagined it.
I took myself off to new pastures, traveling through the Americas, Europe and Asia, hiking, diving and experiencing the best that these places had to offer me. All the while, sharing my travel stories with people I met along the way. I discovered that my true passions are a love of the outdoors, taking part in physical activities, and promoting healthy living, all while learning more ways protecting our vulnerable planet.
My life was turned around, and I realized that what had helped me, was pushing aside my fears and having the confidence to get out of the rut.
Returning to the US, I knew that I had to help others acquire their adventure dreams by passing on my new found knowledge and passion. This led me to create BoldlyExplore, and offer up Adventure and Nature Wellness opportunities to others.
This is a achieved through outdoor adventure, travel, and fun activities, all personalized to suit you, while improving your mental, emotional and physical well-being, and helping planet earth along the way.
Although I have an accomplished academic background, with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business/Food Science, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Natural Healthcare, plus I'm a certified personal trainer through CSCS (Certified Strength Conditioning Association), what truly sets me apart from other coaches, is my life experiences, after turning my back on the doctor life.
In the past, I coached other doctors to build their businesses, having had three practices of my own, and I coached hundreds of patients in health, wellness and nutrition. Now, I've brought together my passion for nature and adventure, with my vast coaching experience, to help you achieve this incredible zest for life that I now have.
BoldlyExplore is blazing a trail not well taken, and I accept the underdog status. I believe meaningful adventure experiences, will lead to positive life changes for my travel clients."
Dr. Scott W Poindexter
Chief Adventure Officer/Founder, BoldlyExplore