Due to an injury, Jess has embraced a new mindset when it comes to the way she enjoys the outdoors. “I’ve reframed my mindset, so now, getting outdoors is more for my mental wellbeing than to get my sweat on,” she says. “Recovering from an injury has changed everything for me. My outlet used to be exercise, getting that endorphin hit, so when you can’t reach that level of endorphin release, it does become a vicious cycle of frustration. I just practise letting it go because it’s out of my control, and I do what I can when I can, and I work with what I have. I also find other ways to get that level of satisfaction, whether that be meditation, self-care or being out in nature.” Taking Scout for walks is always an activity Jess enjoys. “Scout motivates me and my partner to get outside more and explore new forests and parks,” she says. “He’s in between a café dog and an adventure dog, which is exactly what we wanted,” jokes Jess. “On a typical weekend, we go for brunch and then take Scout for a walk. And for me, that’s recharging. They’re basic things, but they help a lot with my wellbeing,” she says.