The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to an introduction to mindfulness in nature with Tim Blair of The Mindful Nonprofit at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Blair will introduce participants to how mindfulness can help change their relationship to the stressors in their lives, and he will demonstrate how being in nature can provide wonderful opportunities to explore this practice, according to a news release from the land trust, based in Bath.

Whether brand new or experienced with practicing mindfulness, this virtual session will give useful tools to start or expand your practice. His presentation will be held indoors over Zoom, however the exercises he will share can easily be practiced in the outdoors while hiking on a land trust trail, visiting a park, or walking in a backyard. The beauty of mindfulness is that with practice, it can be done by anyone, anywhere, at any time and can bring clarity to the mind, bring calm to the body, and help keep the attention focused even when life becomes difficult or challenging.

Registration is free and required in order to receive the Zoom link for the presentation. The Zoom link will be sent out to registrants before the event.

For more information and to sign-up, visit kennebecestuary.org or call 207-442-8400.

Blair is the founder of Blair Nonprofit Advisors LLC which provides data and systems consulting services to nonprofit organizations. He is a certified teacher of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, and regularly brings the teachings and practice of mindfulness to the staff of nonprofit organizations through The Mindful Nonprofit Institute, an eight-week program geared for nonprofits, based on MBSR.

The land trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains 12 preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 4,100-plus acres of land since founding in 1989.