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Nature Worx Helping People to Connect in Recovery, Spring 2019

Thus came to life, Nature Worx, a nature based therapy program that  immerses people in their environment to promote connectedness and  healing from substance use disorders.

The New York Times

The Case for Covering Your Ears in Noisy Times, February 2019

Silence is a force of nature, awe provoking, like lightning, capable of electrocuting us and of illuminating the night. Silence and invisibility are part of our everyday lives — the place our mind wanders when we’re in the shower or out jogging, the feeling we get looking out the window of an airplane, the pleasure of becoming a stranger on a bustling city street. We take these pauses, these moments of exhalation, for granted, but we should clutch them close. They are our armor against the onslaught...

REI Blog

A Dose of the Outdoors, July 2018

New research shows park prescriptions—a physician’s recommendation to spend time outdoors—can help reduce stress among low-income patients. These findings are among the latest in a growing body of work examining nature’s impact on our physical and mental health...

The New York Times

Take a Walk in the Woods, Doctors Orders, July 2018

“Forest bathing,” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health...

National Public Radio

Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood, July 2017

Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood...

The Atlantic Monthly

'Forest Bathing': How Microdosing on Nature Can Help With Stress, June 2017

The practice, long-popular in Japan, is gaining traction in the U.S. as a way of harnessing the health benefits of being outdoors...

Washington Post

‘Forest bathing’ is latest fitness trend to hit U.S. — ‘Where yoga was 30 years ago’, May 2016

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

National Geographic

This Is Your Brain on Nature, January 2016

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor...

Outside Magazine

Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning, Nov. 2012

Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning...

Travel Channel

Shinrin-yoku 101: Forest Bathing for Wellbeing

Learn about the health benefits of trading screens for trees. Your mental and physical health will thank you...

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