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Rewild Your Life 30 Day Challenge

Get outside. Be wild. Feel better! Join us for 30 days of rewilding and reconnection with the natural world.

The Goal:

Spend at least 30 minutes outside in Nature each day for 30 days (with minimal use of electronics).

 

Join people from around the World who are experiencing the benefits of getting outside and reconnecting with Nature!

A study done on the Rewild Your Life Challenge shows that:

"30 Minutes in Nature a Day Can Increase Mood, Well-Being, Meaning in Life and Mindfulness"

From researcher: Gwyneth A Hamann, Itai Ivtzan

Abstract of study:

Considering the lack of nature-based positive psychology interventions (PPIs), the present study examined the effects of Rewild Your Life (RYL), an online intervention programme that challenges users to spend 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. Participants who completed RYL (n=35) showed significant increases in mood, well-being, mindfulness and meaning compared to the control group (n=27). The effect was stronger when participants spent at least 30 minutes in nature, and meaning and mindfulness were affected only in “wilderness” but not urban “greenspace” (e.g., parks). Findings emphasise the importance of access to natural spaces, especially considering that people are spending increasing amounts of time indoors and disconnecting from nature, and the importance of increasing access to greenspace is discussed. (Full study here)

 

Experience the benefits!

Human Connection

Receive access to the private community of Nature-lovers from around the globe. Connect with, support, relate to, inspire and meet amazing people. Share your experiences through photographs, videos and status posts.


Improved Mood

Enjoy the many mood boosting benefits of getting outside, connecting with the natural world and being a part of a like-minded community. Nature + Community = Happy Vibes!!


Motivation

Have the support of the Rewilding community to keep you on track with your Nature time. We're here for you! Meet new friends and be inspired by the experiences and posts of others. Motivate and be motivated, inspire and be inspired!


Lowered Stress and Anxiety

Developing a deeper connection to nature is something we can all benefit from. Anxiety and stress melt away as you get away from the modern man-made world and absorb Nature through all your senses. You will notice a change in your body, mind and spirit.

What's included…

Daily Activities

Challenge yourself and get interactive with our 30 days of rewilding activities. Use our suggested activities to have fun and go deeper in your nature connection practice. Share your daily experiences with other participants in our community.


The Rewild Your Life GuideBook

This wild resource was created by Ecopsychologists, Outdoor Educators, Naturalists, Researchers and more… to help you “rewild your life” in a deeper way.

Over 100 pages of content
Inspirational Nature quotes
Information to improve your Wild Mind, Wild Body and Wild Spirit
A 30 Day Calendar and Journal to record your Nature time and experiences
A fun Nature Scavenger Hunt with 60 natural items to find and take photos of – Share your finds with the group!
The story behind the challenge and its creators
New ways of introducing wildness into your life


What You Will Learn:

  • The Benefits of Nature Connection
  • What is rewilding?
  • The Art of Wandering
  • Connecting with plants
  • Improving health through Nature
  • The effect of Nature on the Psyche
  • Finding Nature in the city
  • Nature Meditations
  • Connecting with trees
  • And much more!!!


Nature Scavenger Hunt

Have fun with your friends and family with our interactive Nature Scavenger Hunt. Share your finds with the Rewild Your Life Community and see if you can find everything on the list before the challenge is done!


Challenge Guidelines

The Challenge Guidelines will help to ensure that you know what to do and how to be as successful as possible during the 30 days of rewilding.


Rewilding Community

Join our facebook group of Rewilders who are posting their pictures and experiences on a daily basis. We invite you to post in the group, share your rewilding adventures, make new friends and learn about different places around the world.

"What a great idea! The 30 Day Rewild Your Life Challenge is just what most of us need. Reconnecting with the rest of nature is a profoundly healing practice."

- Linda Buzzell, Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books)

Special Contributors:

Kenton and Rebecca Whitman from Rewild University

Peter Michael Bauer from Rewild Portland and Rewild.com

Heidi Barr from Embody Abundance

Chelsey Bahe from Take 'Em Outside


Social Partners:









Media coverage:

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Happiness is being outside! Join the Rewilding movement. Sign up for the Rewild Your Life 30 Day Challenge today

 

“My joining the Rewild Your Life challenge was one of the best decisions of my life. I can't tell you how much fun it has been to meet like minded people from all over the globe! I am an avid nature lover and a Texas Master Naturalist and RYL was a perfect fit. The parts of the challenge were easy to follow and really increased my awareness of everything!”

- Sherrill H Campbell, Texas, U.S.A.


“For me it was very enlightening, empowering and positively refreshing to be encouraged to 'think' differently in nature than I had consciously done in the past. I have since had the same refreshing and happy feelings every day in nature. Those 30 days trained my eyes, brain and heart to to recognize nature, and our planet in a new loving way. I'm forever grateful! I have since made a ton of friends from the group, and added a heap of my friends to the group. It's my favorite thing online! Can't wait for the next one!”
- Laurie Deckwa, Washington, U.S.A.


“When I first heard about Rewild your Life, I really was kind of bored living on a remote farm in rural Colombia. As I started to notice, reflect, and more importantly, share the nature around me I became more involved with my surroundings. Rewild Your Life really brought more life into my retirement years. I made some very good friends through this program also.”
- Bill Turley, Boyaca, Colombia


“I tried to get outside as much as possible, but, lacked the motivation. That is, until I joined the Rewild Your Life Challenge. Since then, I feel healthier, am happier, and free-spirited. I love the photos of nature from all over the world and meeting (through the internet) all the new like-minded people. It's been a great experience and I will certainly be continuing it. I'm so glad I joined the Rewild journey. Thank you to all involved with making this experience happen.”
- Gloria McNaughton, Ontario, Canada

Your Instructor


We Are Wildness Team
We Are Wildness Team

We are a small team of committed individuals bringing you educational resources grounded in Nature.

Our mission is to help improve the health of individuals, wildlife and the planet, by inspiring people all over the world to reconnect with Nature.


Class Curriculum


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What people are saying about the Rewild Your Life 30 Day Challenge...

"I took the Rewild Your Life 30 Day Challenge; sharing and conversing with rewilders from Bosnia, Japan, the USA, Columbia, Holland as well as those in Britain. We saw each others worlds, wild worlds across the globe. As the seasons changed and we got to know each other we became a community of friends, open, funny and caring.

Increasingly disaffected with working in an office, the collective joy in nature's gifts and the wild spurred me to act on an idea that had been busy in my head for sometime; I retrained to lead forest school so I can encourage little ones to feel that nature is their home in the hope that they will grow up already wilded.

I will continue to enjoy the wild world brought closer to me via social media through We Are Wildness."

- Helen Shalders, United Kingdom


“I joined Rewild Your Life challenge last September…I thought it would be fun to rewild on daily basis. What I found was a daily expanding curiosity about what was happening in my own area. I have explored daily (except for 5 days) since September! My goal wasn't so much just nature but daily communion with nature. I suffer from depression and can testify as to what rewilding can do for your mental and spiritual health. I have met so many like-minded individuals here who have become personal friends. Website is uplifting and positive!"

- Diann Dennis, Arkansas, U.S.A.


“Upon entering the Rewild Challenge in 2013 I wasn't really expecting much beside exercise. What I ended up receiving from this challenge was so much more. In the many forests, trails, parks & beaches I found strength in myself. Not all at once, it came a little each time I would journey out into the unknown. This city girl who has sat indoors for the biggest part of the last 25 years was losing her fear, gaining self confidence, discovering how great our planet really is and what is has to offer. Thank you for helping nudge me out into the world and discovering what I'm capable of doing."

- Lisa Tarling, BC, Canada


I have worked in Nature for roughly 24 years as an outdoor adventure leader. It was my wildness that brought me to this path. I have been working on an explicit rewilding process for several months now, but it was your Rewild Your Life Challenge program that gave me a much-needed structure to go deeper into this natural process of becoming fully human in relationship to the Earth. Now I know that all along I have been wanting to rewild my life. I am grateful for the work you all have done to help others awaken the wildness waiting dormant inside their being. My experience with your program is going to help me help others rewild their lives, and I thank you for that.

- Eric Peterson, Oregon, U.S.A.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The Rewild Your Life 30 Day Challenge is a self-paced course/program. The goal is to complete the challenge in 30 days. If it takes you longer that's okay.
When is the next Rewild Your Life event?
We will be doing the next group challenge January 1st, 2017
What if I live in a city and don’t have access to nature?

Even in most cities you can find a park, a beach, a nature area, botanical gardens, your back yard if you have one, or even a neighborhood with plenty of trees. You don't need to go into the deep wild to find nature. Nature is always all around us, and participating in this challenge will help you become more aware of it, no matter where you are.

Does it have to be 30 minutes all at once?

We suggest spending at least 30 minutes a day outside in a natural space. This is the perfect amount of time to allow you to relax, calm your breathing and adjust your senses to the more subtle world of Nature. If there is no way you can take 30 minutes to do this, that's okay! Do your best. If you want to do two sets of 15 minutes that is fine. As long as you are making an effort and being aware of how you feel during your time outside, that's all that matters. We understand that not everyone has easy access to wild spaces and it can be hard with a busy schedule, and that's why it's a challenge! Don't make too many excuses as to why you can't go outside today. Push your boundaries and make time for yourself and nature. You won't regret it. You can do this!

​What if i can't do 30 days in a row?

Don't worry. If there is a day or two or even three that you can't find the time to make it outdoors you can just pick up where you left off and take your challenge a few days further. Even a quick walk outside is better than no time outside. This challenge is about YOU and your connection to nature. You get to work with your resources so don't be afraid to stray away from the guidelines in this regard.

Does this challenge involve strenuous activity?
This challenge is quite gentle on the body. All you have to do is BE outside in a natural space. You can just sit under a tree or lie on a blanket and stare at the sky. Do what you enjoy. We love to encourage people to move their bodies and get more wild and free with their physical self. Walking, jogging, skiing, biking, rolling, jumping, bounding, crawling, and climbing are all things we encourage you to explore. If you would like to do more intense physical activity while you are outdoors during this challenge we invite you to learn more about The Wild Body Program, which helps you “rewild your body” in 30 days.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.

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