Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, 7pm Eastern. Online only via Zoom Webinar. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/261168521077
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From the co-author of The Spirit Almanac and mindbodygreen’s Senior Sustainability Editor comes a timely guide to reconnecting with the outdoors, with new science on why nature makes us healthier and happier in body and soul. Author Emma Loewe visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. She is joined in conversation by Gibson's alum Hannah Fries, author of Forest Bathing Retreat: Find Wholeness In the Company of Trees (new edition and title coming in August 2022, Being with Trees: Awaken Your Senses to the Wonders of Nature; Poetry, Reflections & Inspiration).
Join Emma and Hannah as they discuss how humans have fallen out of sync with nature, even as science acknowledges all the healing benefits of being outside, and how and why we can live longer and happier lives surrounded by wildness.
For centuries, we have known that nature is good for us. But in an era when climate change is accelerating and we spend 87% of our days indoors, it is clear that we are out of sync with the earth that nourishes us. In response, writer and environmentalist Emma Loewe blends new research and ancient knowledge on nature’s healing properties into a book divided into eight landscapes, with wisdom on how to explore and protect each one in return. Drawing off modern science, she uncovers why living by the ocean makes you measurably happier, why living near greenery helps you lives longer, and why forests can make us more relaxed within 90 seconds of walking among trees.
Alongside beautiful four-color illustrations that inspire readers to get outside, this stunning book—more urgent than ever—will appeal to anyone looking to connect with the world around them, whether in their neighborhood park or on a backpacking getaway.
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Discover the new science and ancient wisdom on why nature makes us healthier and happier in body and soul from the co-author of The Spirit Almanac and mindbodygreen’s Senior Sustainability Editor.
Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner
People have been retreating to the woods for quiet, meditation, and inspiration for centuries, and recent research finds that time spent in the forest doesn’t just feel good but is, in fact, good for you.
Whether on a walk a city park, local nature preserve, or national wilderness area, the wonders and healing power of nature are accessible to all.
From two of mindbodygreen's top editors comes an essential companion for anyone seeking a deeper spiritual life.