I came across this article today which delves just a bit into the research on the health benefits of nature connectedness. It makes mention of Biophilia, a theory at the foundation of my graduate studies in ecopyschology. In short, Biophilia is the idea that humans are healthiest when most connected to the natural world in which humanity has evolved. Only in recent history have we become detached from nature and natural ways. Yet science is finding that our "progress" and "civilization" are not always as beneficial to us as we are led to believe. Check out the article and the links. If you are interested in making changes for a more sustainable way of health for both yourself and the earth, join one of our upcoming (soon to be posted) workshops!
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