New Study on Nature and Human Health

A recent study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research offers an interesting critique of existing research on the health benefits associated with spending time in nature. The authors do not discount the connections that have been made so far, but rather they attempt to identify potential gaps in the current body of research […]

Finding Peace in Nature

Life in the modern world is not always relaxing. In fact, especially in a city like Boston with all of its subways, vehicle traffic, bustling people, and tight schedules, life can be stressful as a norm – especially during these frantic holiday times. A fast-paced and stressful lifestyle calls for actively setting aside time to […]

Take a Bath in the Forest

Nature Deficit Disorder Many of us spend our days fundamentally separated from nature.  We work indoors, tracking time by the perpetual circling of the hands of the clock, and following the seasons by the cycle of Starbucks specials.  The demands of working life progress independently of any natural rhythm–and even when brief escapes afford us […]