Can spending time in nature counterbalance our tapped out stressful high-tech lives?

America's most famous and influential naturalist John Muir would say yes. John Muir "The Father of our National Parks," and "Citizen of the Universe" roamed the wilds extolling the virtues of nature during the industrial revolution. More then ever, in the height of the information age that is impacting all of us, his words still ring true.

Muir (1838-1914) is rejoining the living by posthumously calling upon us to make this collection of brief film shorts. Here are nine reasons for walking out your door.

Listen to Muir. Go outside.