Nature benefits obvious yes, no?


“Here is this vast, savage, howling mother of ours,

Nature, lying all around, with such savage beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard;

and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively

an interaction of man on man.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Since setting up our facebook page and blog I’ve come across many posts about the benefits of nature for health such as shinrin-yoku, outdoor play for children, the list goes on.

I feel excited about this as it means people are taking their health and surrounding environment seriously, leading to more engagement in the outdoors and validating the important role it plays in our lives. Yet,I am also left feeling frustrated because I believe the benefits of nature are obvious and what I consider to be the depth or core benefit is tricky to uncover in the mainstream. Maybe what I’m about to share…

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