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The Nature of Wellness: ACES & Lead with Love

Perhaps the most radical action we can take today is the simple act of walking slowly through the wild world. 

While our government tackles the challenge of creating a health care plan that works for all Americans, perhaps the real solution lies right outside our front door. The health and wellness benefits of spending time outside are well known and scientifically-documented. Both children and adults gain countless physical, emotional, and intellectual benefits from simply getting out in nature. 

Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, we are undeniably fortunate to live surrounded by the healing medicine of the outdoors. From cool summer plunges in Devil's Punchbowl, to mountain biking up the crown of Mount Sopris, scouting for elk along the Thompson Divide, spring skiing on Mount Hayden, or harvesting another season of kale in the backyard garden, the opportunities to enjoy the healing benefits of the natural world are right at our fingertips. 

This month, from October 26-29, our local community has the chance to come together and participate in Lead with Love: a four-day event that invites us to dive in and reconnect with what true wellness means. From yoga sessions with world-renowned teachers like Seane Corn, to dialogues with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Lead with Love presents a rare opportunity to experience world-class workshops that explore and celebrate wellness in all forms. 

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is excited to join this effort by offering both "Nature & Wellness" hikes each day of the event, as well as participating in the first Lead with Love Kid's Camp on Friday, October 27. 

As a gift to our community and a way to build local enthusiasm, Lead with Love is offering $99 Community Track passes to anyone who lives in the Roaring Fork Valley. Join ACES at this community-building event, and reconnect with what makes you feel whole.