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The number of news articles and studies on the benefits of spending intentional time in nature has exploded in recent years. Here is a brief selection of stories and evidence-based articles to explore.

News Articles

What Is Forest Bathing and How Does it Benefit Mental and Physical Health? -

How Nature Affects Wellbeing in More Ways than You Think - Washington Post

5 Symptoms of Nature Deficit Disorder -

Resilience: Stories from Nature - Healing Forest

There's No WiFi in Nature but You'll Get a Stronger Connection -

A Dose of the Outdoors: Nature's Impact on Health | REI Co-op Journal

Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders. - The New York Times 

Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots - Health News : NPR

How Forest Bathing Can Help With Stress - The Atlantic

‘Forest bathing’ is latest fitness trend to hit U.S. — ‘Where yoga was 30 years ago’ - The Washington Post

Call to the Wild: This Is Your Brain on Nature (

Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning - Outside Online

Shinrin-yoku 101: Forest Bathing for Wellbeing | Travel Channel

What Is Forest Bathing? (


Effects of Urban Forest Therapy Program on Depression Patients

How Nature Experiences Promote Awe and Other Positive Emotions

How Nature Positively Impacts the Mental Health of College-Aged Students

The Importance of Nature for Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How Time in Nature can Improve our Mental Health and Sharpen our Cognition

This is What the Color Green Smells Like - Urban Forest Bathing Improved Adolescent Nature Connection and Wellbeing

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