Monday, March 18, 2013

I Go to Nature to Be Soothed and Healed

Barnes Creek, Canandaigua, NY in Winter
Barnes Creek, Canandaigua, New York

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses
put in order." 

John Burroughs, (American Essayist and Naturalist, 1837-1921)

If you are like me in that you retreat to Nature for solace and healing, you will want to read these articles: Find Therapeutic Healing in 'Forest Bathing' and Forest Bathing for more information about Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing which is a Japanese tradition of therapeutic walks in the forest. Now you have a name and some supporting science for what you already knew to be true!