Nockamixon State Park Mindfulness Hike

During our orientation week, the school community took a walk to Nockamixon State Park for a hike. This excursion sets an example of how the mindfulness practice at school can be applied outside of school. The students apply mindfulness when silently walking in an evenly paced line, keeping in mind their surroundings, their fellow students, and teachers. It is easy to get distracted by the world and by our own thoughts and feelings, but by reminding oneself to return to respectful community practices, we can see more of nature’s many sights and listen more of nature’s many sounds. And along the way, there is time to stop and examine forest creatures, enjoy the water, and climb a tree.