Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Using Nature to Heal

Children in mountains
Biophilia.  You've heard about it.  It's hard to ignore.  And, it's catching on.  Coined by biologist Edward O. Wilson, biophilia suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and nature.

And, most recently, The National Wildlife Federation released a Whole Child Report on the physical and mental health benefits of nature.

Their report indicates that nature experiences buoy our mental and emotional well-being.  

Why else would people watch a sunset on the beach, spend weekends gardening or take long walks?  Being in nature is calming for our mind, body and spirit.  

We encourage you to get out of the house or out from behind your computer screen and be one with nature!  GO!

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