A picture of me and my therapist…


Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson, VA, USA




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What does it feel like to #getyourassintonature?

Being naked in nature is the most vulnerable and freeing feeling. When you take your clothes off, it’s just you, raw, and you can’t hide. This was my first picture of my ass in nature, and certainly was not my last. It was actually National Hike Naked Day and there was no better feeling than to join my fellow adventurers in being completely one with nature!

What is your favorite part about #getyourassintonature?

My favorite part is not wanting to put your clothes back on. Seriously. It’s like your meeting the ancient mother and your soul is connected with the earth and everyone that was there before you. You realize just how small you are in the world and all problems disappear. Animals and trees wear no clothes, and it’s absolutely lovely to feel like you belong in a place so beautiful.

What does adventure mean to you?

Adventure simply means doing what you want to do without having to give a reason to do it. Do it because it makes your soul happy to do it, whatever it may be. Like getting naked in nature :)

How do you exhibit courage when you #getyourassintonature?

I’ve always had crippling anxiety, even going out into nature. I was terrified of what could possibly happen. This was on my first backpacking trip so I was overcoming a lot of fear on this trip. This picture was taken on the second to last day, and let me tell you, I overcame a lot that day and it will be a day I will never forget. I by no means am even close to achieving the person I want to be, but damn being in nature sure helps me on the road to becoming the best version of myself. Like I said, it’s my therapy.