The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 7, 2017 - Science - 304 pages
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"Highly informative and remarkably entertaining." —Elle

From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.


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If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ve probably heard that being in nature can do wonders for your stress levels and overall health. This books addresses practices such as forest bathing in South Korea and ... Read full review

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If you go back millennia, the early human mind developed several elements to help it survive, fight or flight, communication and the ability to think strategically. Being immersed in the natural world ... Read full review


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A contributing editor at Outside magazine, Florence Williams is the author of Breasts, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Nature Fix. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, and many other outlets. She lives in Washington, DC.

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