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User Topic: The Nature Principle
Member # 19946
Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, December 10th (Saturday)

by Robert Louv

About the therapeutic affects of spending time outdoors and interacting with other species like plants and animals. It includes lots of studies.

Scientists have discovered that we have more than 5 senses. There are 14. People who spend time in nature develop them much more easily than people who don't.

People healing from trauma, depression and anxiety show marked improvement when they spend time in nature. Some psychotherapists, doctors, and psychiatrists are prescribing 'ecotherapy'. Scientist refer to it as Vitamin N for nature. Essential to health.

Fascinating and affirming of what I've experienced my whole life.

BS, age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years and 20 together. Now I am living alone in the beautiful rural property that was once the dream retreat with X. It's taking a long time to create new dreams but despite some struggles I am mostly happy.

Posts: 5872 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: Rural California
Member # 10520
Default  Posted: 5:42 PM, December 20th (Tuesday)

Thank you for posting this. I think I'm going to check it out.

Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. - The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed. JKR

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