"Our nervous systems are built to resonate with set points derived from the natural world." - Florence Williams, The Nature Fix
Are you one of those kind souls, too? One who has an undisclosed number of dogs or cats as co-residents of your home? If so then, like me, you probably catch yourself saying, "How can all that hair be on the floor? I just swept yesterday!" While the floor may be the thing that catches [...]
Permaculture attempts to find solutions in cultural and ecological systems...
Open your windows to let in fresh air and you will get a brain and body boost. This is the easiest thing you can do...
"Compared with people who have lousy window views, those who can see trees and grass have been shown to recover faster in hospitals, perform better in school, and even display less violent behavior in neighborhoods where it’s common. Such results jibe with experimental studies of the central nervous system. Measurements of stress hormones, respiration, heart [...]
In her book the Nature Fix, author Florence Williams says that the Finnish recommend being in nature for 5 hours a month to reap health benefits. That seems like a pretty good thing to add to a New Year's Resolution list - just an hour and fifteen minutes a week spending time outdoors in a [...]
Even those of us who don't celebrate Christmas for religious reasons might still choose to enjoy the festivities of the season. At this time of year I enjoy taking some time to read about the pagan roots that lie behind our Christmas traditions. Since these roots came from rituals honoring Nature, it seems like a [...]