Contributions by Rachel Hunsell

Letting Leisure in After Loss

How do we access joy, pleasure, relaxation, and their sister emotions while carrying pain and grief of losing someone we loved so deeply?

4/11/2023 - Rachel Hunsell
Video: Understanding the Healing Powers of Recreation, Leisure, and Play

Video discussion on the important roles that recreation, leisure, and play have in helping to heal the wounds of grief.

10/4/2022 - Rachel Hunsell
Partnership Creates Healing Connections To Nature and Peers For TAPS Families

This first event is one of ten events in partnership with the National Park Trust that will take place over the next year.

7/11/2022 - Rachel Hunsell
Sharing Your Story

Storytelling can be done through our oral stories, but also through writing, painting, collaging, dancing, gardening, and so much more.

3/20/2022 - Rachel Hunsell
Nature Heals

Nature can be a healer for us. Nature Heals written by Alan Wolfelt explores how to begin integrating it into your grief journey.

7/30/2021 - Rachel Hunsell
5 Ways to Reconnect With Nature This Earth Day

As we celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day and National Park week, we invite you to explore how your life intertwines with nature and its impacts on grief.

4/22/2021 - Rachel Hunsell
Videos: A Breath of Fresh Air with TAPS Outdoors - Sowing Seeds

Spring is the season of new beginnings, and we look forward to preparing the ground, planting seeds and growing with you in the journey to blooms.

3/3/2021 - Rachel Hunsell
An Invitation Of Love

To give and receive love is life’s most grand adventure and deepest valley, a painful darkness and a holy sanctuary.

1/29/2021 - Rachel Hunsell
The Threshold Season

Find hope in the winter wilderness with an open heart and mind. Be open to what is and what is to come both in the winter and in our grief.

1/8/2021 - Rachel Hunsell
Videos: A Breath of Fresh Air with TAPS Outdoors - Breathing in the New Year

As we transition into a new year, we will forge new paths together in our hearts and set foot on trails we've yet to see. Together, we will explore the wild.

1/6/2021 - Rachel Hunsell
Video: Healing Trauma and Finding Hope in the Outdoors

Video recording discussion on the healing power of being in nature and the role that ecological metaphors can play in helping cope with loss.

12/15/2020 - Christine Norton - Rachel Hunsell
Videos: A Breath of Fresh Air with TAPS Outdoors - Seasons of Grief

In the midst of winter, we will dig into seasonal impacts of grief and how the world around us can both challenge our hearts and minds.

12/2/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
3 Step Hiking Guide to Prepare for Any Trail - Even Grief

There is power in pairing movement with time spent outdoors for our physical, mental and emotional health. Get the resources for your future hiking experiences!

11/13/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
Videos: A Breath of Fresh Air with TAPS Outdoors - Changing Landscapes

Explore the ways in which life's constant changes impact our internal landscapes and share your experience using #tapsoutdoors.

11/4/2020 - Rachel Hunsell - Tony Paz
Grandma's Garden of Life

TAPS Outdoors Manager shares lessons learned from her grandmother and how even in her death she made life’s blooms brighter and fuller.

10/10/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
Videos: A Breath of Fresh Air with TAPS Outdoors - Getting & Staying Grounded

Watch for new videos every Wednesday, do the suggested weekly activity, share your experience using #tapsoutdoors and be inspired to get outdoors!

10/7/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
Nature - The Soul’s Healing Balm

TAPS invites all to celebrate the power of connection through nature with our new series "A Breath of Fresh Air" with #TAPSOutdoors!

9/26/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
Climbing the Mountain of Grief Side by Side

TAPS Expeditions are outdoor therapeutic adventures that require participants to step out of their comfort zones, and foster growth in mind, body and spirit.

7/6/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
Connected by Shared Experiences, Bound by Love

A group of TAPS survivors traveled to East Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Although on different journeys, they are all connected.

4/21/2020 - Rachel Hunsell
TAPS Talks Video: Go Outdoors! The Healing Power of Nature

This video recording of the TAPS Talks connection shares ideas for exploring beneficial outdoor activities and how it can boost your mood and relieve stress.

4/3/2020 - Tony Paz - Rachel Hunsell - Gabriel Rao
Adventures Give Us Strength in the Wilderness of Grief

On TAPS Expeditions, we explore the wilderness of our earth and of our grief; setting us on a path to find the answers.

12/19/2019 - Rachel Hunsell
Finding Strength Together, on the Trail

Survivors gain strength and bond together as they push through extreme difficulty during their 4-day, 50 mile trek in the Grand Canyon.

10/3/2018 - Rachel Hunsell
United Through Darkness, Shining Together

I was submerged in one of the Seven Wonders of the World with people who, without speaking, knew my heart and its pain.

9/29/2015 - Rachel Hunsell