4. Book of the Month - The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
As we have been asked to stay inside, and stay local, now more than ever we are realizing the importance of getting outside and being in nature. The Nature Fix unpacks the research and science behind what we intuitively know - spending time in nature has a positive impact on our mental and physical well-being.
"For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.
From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to groves of eucalyptus in California, Williams investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health, and creativity. Delving into completely new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and ultimately strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever."
Read more about the book here.
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