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What is Your Landscape?

Inspiration comes in many forms: compassion, beauty, heroism, a job well done; the list is endless. Images of nature, in particular stunning landscapes, lift my spirit instantly.

If you could look at any scenic view, what would it be? The answer could depend on your mood in the moment or the adventure you would like to have for your next vacation.

Mountains can be grounding and centering, inspiring you to achieve your best.

Beaches remind us of the ebb and flow of life, remembering that there is a natural rhythm to challenges that will pass, and remembering to celebrate when we find that “perfect wave”.

Rivers consistently flow in one direction, at times powerfully or more gently. The water always finds a way around obstacles, even if it has to swirl for a while before finding its way.

Forests show us the beautiful cycle of the seasons and the transitions of the animals who spend their seasons there or migrate at different times of the year.

Deserts are a display of extremes and the resiliency of its inhabitants during night and day.

Sunrises and sunsets connect us all to the daily beauty that is available to us anywhere

What is your landscape?

Check out more inspiration this season with my latest feature for PBS Parents and a recent review of 15 Minutes Outside.

About Rebecca P. Cohen

Rebecca P. Cohen believes time outside transforms our lives for the better. PJ's Backyard Adventures is the latest project from Rebecca, author of the book 15 Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids (Sourcebooks), and creator of Rebecca Plants Curiosity Cards. Rebecca’s work has been featured in countless media outlets, including USA Today, Parenting, Redbook, Working Mother, and Family Circle. In addition, Rebecca has appeared on live morning news shows around the country, and is also host of the video series, Get Out of the House, which shows fun ideas for time outside in every season. For Rebecca's inspiring blog and free downloads, visit

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