For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods. Intrigued by our renewal in the natural world, author Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. In her informative, entertaining new book--The Nature Fix-- Florence investigates cutting-edge research as she travels to the green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” approach to caring for the mentally ill, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD. She finds that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood.
- Book Event for The Nature Fix
- Tuesday, February 14th at 7:30pm
- Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside, Portland
For more information on the book, visit Florence's website.