There is no doubt that we are in challenging times, in our society and globally. As we try to achieve balance by staying safe and calm, it’s important that we focus on both our minds and our bodies. Regular exercise is crucial for maintaining a calm nervous system, especially if we can achieve that while being in nature. Calming our anxious minds and becoming more aware of our tendency for excessive thinking, will help us to survive these difficult times. Most importantly, we need to be kind to ourselves and each other. It may well be that kindness is the key to not just surviving but thriving as an individual and a community.