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By Florence Williams

An intrepid research into nature’s restorative merits via a prize-winning author.

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the advantages of a stroll within the woods: Beethoven drew notion from rocks and timber; Wordsworth composed whereas tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electrical motor whereas vacationing a park. Intrigued by means of our storied renewal within the flora and fauna, Florence Williams got down to discover the technology at the back of nature’s confident results at the brain.

In this informative and unique account, Williams investigates state of the art examine as she travels to aromatic cypress forests in Korea to fulfill the rangers who administer “forest therapeutic programs,” to the golf green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” method of taking good care of the mentally unwell, to a river journey in Idaho with Iraqi vets being affected by PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains the place she discovers how being open air is helping young children with ADHD. The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is way extra very important to our cognition than we expect and that even small quantities of publicity to the residing global can enhance our creativity and increase our temper. In prose that's incisive, witty, and pressing, Williams exhibits how time in nature isn't a luxurious yet is in reality necessary to our humanity. As our glossy lives shift dramatically interior, those ideas—and the solutions they yield—are extra pressing than ever.

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By Florence Williams

An intrepid research into nature’s restorative merits via a prize-winning author.

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the advantages of a stroll within the woods: Beethoven drew notion from rocks and timber; Wordsworth composed whereas tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electrical motor whereas vacationing a park. Intrigued by means of our storied renewal within the flora and fauna, Florence Williams got down to discover the technology at the back of nature’s confident results at the brain.

In this informative and unique account, Williams investigates state of the art examine as she travels to aromatic cypress forests in Korea to fulfill the rangers who administer “forest therapeutic programs,” to the golf green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” method of taking good care of the mentally unwell, to a river journey in Idaho with Iraqi vets being affected by PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains the place she discovers how being open air is helping young children with ADHD. The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is way extra very important to our cognition than we expect and that even small quantities of publicity to the residing global can enhance our creativity and increase our temper. In prose that's incisive, witty, and pressing, Williams exhibits how time in nature isn't a luxurious yet is in reality necessary to our humanity. As our glossy lives shift dramatically interior, those ideas—and the solutions they yield—are extra pressing than ever.

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