by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of Hastens
You may have heard the expression, "be here now" before. It is a Buddhist zen approach to living in the moment, and experiencing it to the fullest. I first heard the expression while on a month long hiking trip in the Alaska wilderness on NOLS, carrying a 40 pound backpack climbing sheer vertical drops. It helped me to appreciate the beauty around me, and not think about the blisters on my feet and what the heck I was doing there. The same goes for sitting on this fantastic hammock from luxury mattress maker Hastens. It is a place to escape to be here now.
Or, at the very least, zen out.