Within my personal experience as a student practitioner of Holistic Medicine, I noticed an alarming level of anxiety and depression affecting clients during my practicum. I notice that a growing trend of speeding through life at the expense of ourselves is being passed down to our children. I have concern for a fearful, plugged in, disconnected from body and source child, and for that matter, society. We want children to grow up to be empowered members of society with the strength within to make a difference in our world. It is important to consider the growing trend of anxiety, depression and attention disorders affecting a growing majority of children. My thinking around this is simply that according to my experience, it is through feeling safe in the world, that is in part, responsible for where our ability to notice and act upon the world outside us, comes from. I do not want to be part of a discussion that forgets to build opportunities for children to build a future that is grounded through meaningful work, with the authentic world. I want to create a discussion that builds strong relationships in children between awareness of their own bodies, the body of the earth, and the body of humanity. It seems to me that an over emphasis on video games, and toys that direct children's play in a specific direction, disempower children, through disconnecting them from awareness of their bodies, and encouraging them to focus on mental activity only. Richard Louv, in "Last Child in the Woods", suggests that our society is teaching young people to avoid direct experience in nature. To him this represents an increasing divide between young people and the natural world. He suggests that though the modern poststructural perspective that reality is a construct suggests limitless possibilities, because the young spend less and less time outdoors, the senses narrow, physiologically and psychologically and this reduces the richness of human experience. To me this suggests the importance of embracing children's opportunities to learn in the outside world as a rich and essential part of our human heritage. We as humans have been playing outdoors for most of our evolution. Our bodies and senses are closely linked to our affinity for the outdoors. Our minds enhanced by it. I am excited to be part of a movement that seeks to create more opportunity to bring outdoor time to children, families and society at large.