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Connection with Nature

Human beings are a part of nature, but we often live and act as if we are somehow separate or outside of it. It’s no surprise then that we find turning to nature as a place for healing, ritual, self-reflection, personal growth, and awe can physically improve our health, happiness, and well-being. Beauty, space, life, pattern, natural resources, and changing seasons and light—even viewing art and film depictions of nature—all have positive impacts on our brains: our nerves are calmed, and we sense more creativity, openness, generosity, resilience, connection, and oneness. Regaining our connection to nature can have many facets, all of which improve our well-being.

Bewilderment: A Novel

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals.

The Hidden Life of Trees

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network.

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest--a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she'...

Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit

An inspiring meditation on the intersection of science, nature, and spirit that shows readers how to deepen their connection to the natural world. science. nature. spirit. they do not, need not, and should not overlap completely.

Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

The book will appeal most to people who realize that they are “tree people.” It is poetic, educational, inspirational, spiritual, and down to earth, covering the subject of trees from anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols.

Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature

Reconnect with your wild essence as you awaken your innate bond with the natural world.

The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World

Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in nature and is practiced throughout the world to increase health and restore well-being. More and more people are turning to forest bathing as an evidence-based way to unplug, relieve stress and anxiety, and spark creativity.

Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis

Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a naturalist and certified forest therapy guide who leads nature and forest bathing walks for many organizations in Washington, D.C. and the American West.

The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition

This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey.

Forest Therapy: Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You

Forest bathing is a rising trend, but what to do if you're not near the woods or if the weather is dreary? Forest Therapy offers practical steps and inspiration to tap into nature's restorative power, no matter the season or the weather.

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