We are in unprecedented times. With COVID-19 spreading rapidly across the world, we are being asked to stay home and shelter in place, except for essential duties. What does this mean for those of us who feel the call of the outdoors and love the feeling of nature pumping through our veins?
Dr. Amanda Wetegrove-Romine is a Licensed Psychologist in Texas and has turned nature into her therapy room. Her business, Psych Hike, gets women out of the office and onto the trail. She also educates the public on the benefits nature has on our mental health. An avid hiker, Amanda is hammock camping her way through all the US National Parks with her partner, and they’ve spent time on the Camino de Santiago in Spain and in the Swiss Alps and mountains of Costa Rica and Ecuador. Amanda spends way more time than she should be trying to get her 15 year old chihuahua to pose for pictures. In the time that remains, she is training for a 50K .