Welcome to the Wellbeing Toolkit
In partnership with Shady Rays Impact, explore how you can use this toolkit and your time outdoors to impact your wellness for the better.
Getting a handle on our wellbeing has never been more important and our time in nature can really help with that. Connecting to nature has been proven to reduce stress and can lead to us feeling calmer. It can give us a break from difficult situations and allow us to take a step back to gain a fresh perspective. Spending some time in nature can really help you to feel more confident in yourself and have a renewed sense of focus and attention. Together, we’ve developed four key areas that are pivotal to having a greater sense of wellbeing – explore more below.
Explore the Wellbeing Toolkit
Building a community with those who share your passions and interests can be incredibly beneficial for helping your sense of wellbeing and confidence. Learn how doing things together with like-minded people can elevate your outdoors experience, mental health, and how you can go about it.
Self care is vitally important – especially so in the times we live now – and the outdoors is a fantastic resource to leverage for this. Learn how to make the most of your outdoors experiences for a greater sense of wellbeing and balance.
Time in nature should be a joyful experience. It’s all too easy to forget that we go into nature for enjoyment. Use these pointers to help regain a sense of fun in the outdoors and how to really look at the simplicity of getting out into nature, the benefits it can have for our wellbeing, and how this is often over complicated, especially in a FOMO heavy world.
Sometimes our circumstances can change – whether that’s our health, confidence, time available or our finances – and this can have a real impact on how we experience things. We might find ourselves less able to travel to far flung places or the highest of mountains. Explore how we can look to what we have around us, what we frame as adventurous and outdoorsy.
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Learn More About Shady Rays Impact
Shady Rays Impact is the charitable giving foundation for Shady Rays. Shady Rays Impact provides backyard fun, outdoor adventure, game-changing cancer research, and the food fuel necessary to achieve it all, to meaningful nonprofits and individuals in our communities. With the support of Shady Rays customers, every purchase gives back to meaningful nonprofits around the world. Specifically, Shady Rays has partnered with the Roc Solid Foundation, First Descents, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, and Feeding America to achieve their philanthropic mission.
ROC Solid Foundation
The ROC Solid Foundation’s mission is to build hope for every child and family fighting pediatric cancer. Shady Rays is the official Playset and Ready Bag partner for ROC Solid in the state of Kentucky. This year alone we will provide more than 200 hospital ready bags to children and their families at Kentucky Children’s Hospital (Lexington) and Norton Children’s Hospital (Louisville). Additionally, Shady Rays will help build (through funding and labor!) 10-20 playsets across the Commonwealth this year.
First Descents provides life-changing, outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. Shady Rays will provide one week-long outdoor adventure and mindfulness retreat for 20+ young adults (18-25 years old) with cancer. The outdoor rock climbing adventure will occur this August in Estes Park, Colorado.
V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research fund game-changing research and all-star scientists to accelerate victory over cancer and save lives. Shady Rays funding supports game-changing cancer research for all types of cancer. 100% of the donation goes directly to research (no overhead, administrative costs, etc.). Additionally, Shady Rays will support the Voices of Victory Event in NYC this December ahead of the Jimmy V Classic basketball tournament in Madison Square Garden. Throughout the year, Shady Rays will also be supporting Team V Athletes – distance and endurance runners who compete in marathons/minimarathons across the country while raising money for cancer research.
Feeding America is the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States. We partner with food banks, food pantries, and local food programs to bring food to people facing hunger. We advocate for policies that create long-term solutions to hunger. Shady Rays will remain a Guiding Partner of Feeding America through June 30, 2023. Our contributions go directly to help provide much-needed nutrition to individuals in our communities through local food banks. Beginning July 1, Shady Rays will be a Supporting Partner and will maintain our commitment to fighting hunger in America with every order.