[:en]Is Nature Your Brain’s Miracle Medicine? – Reader’s Digest[:]

[:en]Is Nature Your Brain’s Miracle Medicine? – Reader’s Digest[:]

[:en]“People underestimate the happiness effect” of being outdoors, says Lisa Nisbet, an assistant professor of psychology at Canada’s Trent University. “We don’t think of it as a way to increase happiness. We think other things will, like shopping or TV,” she adds. “We evolved in nature. It’s strange we’d be so disconnected.” Read the full article here : Benefits of Nature_ How Nature Helps Your Brain _ Reader’s Digest[:]

[:en]Concord nonprofit offers therapy through nature – Boston Globe[:]

[:en]Concord nonprofit offers therapy through nature – Boston Globe[:]

[:en]”Founded in 1983, the Nature Connection is a Concord-based nonprofit organization that delivers educational and therapeutic nature programs to individuals with limited or no access to the outdoors at residential schools, special needs facilities, nursing homes, at-risk youth programs, and Alzheimer’s care programs.” Read the full article by Cindy Cantrell published in the Boston Globe here : Concord nonprofit offers therapy through nature – The Boston Globe[:]

[:en]New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection – Sumter County Times[:]

[:en]New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection – Sumter County Times[:]

[:en]”The findings from an unprecedented national study of Americans’ relationship to nature reveal an alarming disconnection, but also widespread opportunities for reconnecting. The results are prompting nature conservation, environmental education and outdoor recreation leaders to rethink how they work to connect people with nature.” The full article here : New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection _ SumterCountyTimes  [:]

[:en]One Man’s Plan to Transform a Major City Into a National Park – National Geographic[:]

[:en]One Man’s Plan to Transform a Major City Into a National Park – National Geographic[:]

[:en] ““Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity,” Muir wrote in 1901. Our concept of parks, especially in North America, Europe, and Australia, has remained largely unchanged since. Daniel Raven-Ellison, a self-described “guerrilla geographer” and National Geographic explorer, would like to change it…” Read the full article here : One Man’s Plan to Turn London Into a National Park[:]

[:en]Urban stress changes brain, scans show[:]

[:en]Urban stress changes brain, scans show[:]

[:en]”Studies suggest that living in a city increases the risk of depression and anxiety, and that schizophrenia rates are higher in people born and brought up in cities. But until now, there hasn’t been research into how human brain structures might be affected by urban living… “. Read the article published in CBC News here : http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/health/urban-stress-changes-brain-scans-show-1.1108482  [:]

[:en] Why the sound of water helps you sleep[:]

[:en] Why the sound of water helps you sleep[:]

[:en]A 2012 study by Orfeu Buxton, an associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, examined the distinctions between the sounds of abrupt threats and gradual non-threats, according to Live Science. Read the full article here : Why the sound of water helps you sleep_ Study reveals how non-threatening noises are blocked out by the brain _ Daily Mail Online[:]

[:fr]La déforestation favorise l’émergence de nouvelles maladies[:]

[:fr]La déforestation favorise l’émergence de nouvelles maladies[:]

[:fr]Une étude internationale révèle que l’exploitation de la forêt dans les zones tropicales stimule la propagation de nouveaux agents infectieux. Lire l’article de Clémentine Thiberge paru dans le journal Le Monde en décembre 2016 : La déforestation favorise l’émergence de nouvelles maladies[:]

[:en]Kids In The Woods Initiative – “Racialized children must not be excluded”[:]

[:en]Kids In The Woods Initiative – “Racialized children must not be excluded”[:]

[:en]”In a country like Canada, that is so much about geography and weather, it is very important to have a relationship with the land to better understand, in large part, what Canada is about. Knowing, appreciating and loving the land you walk upon will make one a better citizen—as our Indigenous brothers and sisters understand so well. So, with all of these benefits, no child should be excluded, for any reason. Racialized children must not be excluded, and it is part of our mission to increase the participation rates of children of color in outdoor recreation.” Read the article by LC Kemp here : ByBlacks _nature deficit disorder To learn more […]