Nov 11, 2020
Did you know that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think?
Florence Williams is a journalist, author, and podcaster. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications.
She is also the writer and host of two Gracie-Award-winning Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and The Three-Day Effect, as well as Outside Magazine’s Double-X Factor podcast, and is the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.
In this episode, Florence (my soul-sister) and I have an in-depth conversation about nature-healing and nature-therapy. We talk about how nature affects our brains and our body. For instance, a brain study found that our prefrontal cortex will deactivate during a walk in nature. At the end of the walk, people will have fewer negative thoughts. It's one of the reasons why nature-therapy is so powerful. Tune in as we talk about the benefits of meditation and the inspiration behind Florence's book, The Nature Fix.
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