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The Healing Power of Nature

Happy June!

I was so excited to read this article from Canadian Health & Lifestyle on nature by Anna Sharratt.  The overall point of the article is how the healing power of nature can benefit us if we are just willing to slow down, look and listen.

These are the key things from the article that I would like to share:

– Dr. Shimi Kang who is a psychiatrist from Vancouver often gives her patients a “lifestyle” prescription which states that they must “Get outside into nature every day. “ She does this because she says it works. She says, “It is very effective to be outside on sunny days because our brains release powerful neuro-chemicals similar to those you may be trying to promote with medications.”

– Scientific studies published by Mind and our Bodies, states that reconnecting with nature helps to reduce our stress levels.

– A 2008 study in the journal Psychological Science found that people who walked in parks “had improved memory and attention spans over those who walked downtown.”

– A 2010 study published by the Journal of Environmental Psychology found that “individuals walking outdoors reported a greater change in vitality compared with indoor walkers.”

– Research indicates that healing is accelerated when people are exposed to even simple things like flowers or houseplants.

So what are you waiting for?  Get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Here is to your health!

Sending sunshine,


4 thoughts on “The Healing Power of Nature”

  1. I couldn’t agree more. There is something so magical about nature, whether it be just woods or majestic mountains or beautiful seashores. There truly is a quality there that captures your attention and takes you to another realm of reality. You can get quite caught up in it if you are open to receiving the special gifts that are being offered that you will find nowhere else.

    Thanks for posting this!


    1. Thank you Sandy for sharing my sentiments about nature. There are so many amazing gifts if we are willing to slow down, observe and receive them. I truly believe that if everyone took the time to reconnect with nature’s wisdom, this world would truly be a better place. 😉 Sending sunshine your way.

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