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Ecotherapy

Richard Louv is considered by many to be the founder of “Ecotherapy”. In Last Child in the Woods, (2005) and The Nature Principle (2012), Louv postulated that direct exposure to nature is essential for our emotional health.

Spending time with and in nature is grounding and healing.  Trees, plants, greenery, wildlife, the birds and the bees, sounds of flowing or falling water, surf breaking onto the beach…all of these direct experiences of nature are calming and healing.  The ebb and flow of the natural world so different from the digital, frenetic pace of today’s societies.

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”  ~John Muir

“Nature always wears the color of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you.”  ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Stopping to smell the roses is good medicine.  I invite you to incorporate regular nature adventures into your regimen for healthy living.

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