The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative By Florence Williams, The Nature Fix Why Nature Makes Us Happier Healthier and More Creative From forest trails in Korea to islands in Finland to eucalyptus groves in California Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature s positive effects on the brain Delving into brand new
  • Title: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
  • Author: Florence Williams
  • ISBN: 9780393355574
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative By Florence Williams, From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature s positive effects on the brain Delving into brand new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships As our modern lives shift dramaFrom forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature s positive effects on the brain Delving into brand new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas and the answers they yield are urgent than ever.
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    1. Florence Williams

      Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, and her articles and essays have been widely anthologized Breasts was named a finalist for the 2011 Columbia Nieman Lukas Work in Progress Award Williams lives in Boulder, Colorado.

    495 thoughts on “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative”

    1. I just finished this book and its very interesting and informative overall but it was only going to get 4 stars until almost the last page when she finally mentions asthma and says that some should not go out in the tree pollen finally she thinks of that Children with attention deficit disorder should be taught outside as they can t bounce off the walls there The difference for small boys is amazing I have always thought it was torture to be cooped but in a hot reeking classroom and not allowed [...]


    2. This is a must read for anyone who is in a rut, unhappy, or even for those who already embrace and benefit from the great outdoors Thorough and thought provoking text Nature really can be a wonderful pill for all that ails you.


    3. I already spend as much time as I can outside, so reading Florence Williams s book was a great affirmation of my devotion to all things in nature oceans, rivers, lakes, birds, predators, trees, and trees Preaching to the already converted is an easy job but I fervently wish that institutions would pay attention to the deep physiological psychological connection that human beings have with nature Schools should incorporate outside activities and studies Buildings should be constructed with nat [...]


    4. Truly of a 3.5 stars than a 4 for me, BUT it definitely made me think and since I m an earlier reviewer it seems mean to curve downwards I am reviewing an advance reading copy The strength of this book is the skill that Williams has with setting a scene Her descriptions are very visual and engaging My favorite chapters were about nature therapy and the role of nature within society in both Japan and Korea She also does a good job of citing her sources, which is something that writers in the pop [...]


    5. 3.5 stars, rounded up because this book inspired me to get outside Florence Williams outlines why getting into nature is so essential for our health and well being She also talks about the implications of all the time we spend plugged in I have always loved being in nature, but my introvert default mode is to curl up on the couch This book reminded me of how good I feel when I m in nature, how much clearer I think, and how much creative I am Overall, it s an interesting read.


    6. As much as I wanted to love this book, and was excited to finally get my hands on it, I found the material to be presented in such a dry and slogging format I was relieved to finally finish it The author s writing style tends to focus chapters on key studies or events going on, and takes what should be a 5 10 page story and extends it into something much longer This book could have been 1 3 the length with the same takeaways and would have been better.


    7. The subject matter is fascinating the author travels around the world, talks to researchers, and participates in different projects that are attempting to demonstrate all the different ways that being around nature is good for us Some of the projects were kind of goofy, like virtual reality treadmills or taking walks with EEGs on her head, others made me wish I could experience them as well, such as Japanese forest bathing or a therapeutic kayaking trip I m less enthusiastic about Williams writi [...]


    8. Super informative and fun little read about nature and yourself and your body Though I didn t get to read it in nature just reading it kind of made me feel better I love being outside and I honestly feel so much better surrounded by trees and wildlife and after reading this book I ve been convinced that I need to buy a log cabin in the middle of nowhere so thanks for that haha


    9. This book is jam packed with information She has a spunky sense of humor I enjoyed this thoroughly and learned bunches.


    10. The book doesn t flow well It s basically chapters short stories of how other countries experience and interact with nature All I could think when reading it was that the author wanted to visit all these cool places and the book was an afterthought and what paid for the trips The ending still didn t give me the closure or cohesive ness that this book greatly needed Good ideas, just poorly executed and not really enjoyable to read.


    11. I ve been missing the outdoors of Wisconsin lately Easier to do during the summer and early fall Though my son loves Wisconsin winters So this book is a good match for me It s an exploration of the science of nature s effect on people I liked how she went to several countries and shared their research and programs A couple chapters seemed a little repetitive but she made up for that by following up those chapters with ones on vets with PTSD and children with ADHD.


    12. Reminds me of the 72 hour cabin case study To explore the effects of the unique relationship Swedes have with nature, Sweden did a case study in September 2017 Five people with some of the most stressful jobs got to experience Sweden s close to nature lifestyle, whilst their well being was measured by leading researchers During the study, the participants stayed in custom built cabins made of glass to be as close to nature as possible After 72 hours, they all showed a decrease in blood pressure, [...]



    13. Alright This book is the perfect kick in the pants that you ve been waiting for The one that is going to tell you to stop reading this review right now, and go outside You ll be happier if you do Science has proven that you will be dramatically happy, and healthy, and creative, and chill simply by going outside and getting back in touch with nature You know, that place where wild animals roam and there is nary a concrete patch to be seen In all honesty its a great read, very informative and eas [...]


    14. I picked up The Nature Fix, knowing from experience that exposing oneself to nature is food for the body, mind and soul but still I was curious This is a smart, thought provoking feast of information from kids with ADHD to soldiers coming back suffering from PTSD and just your every day person who like many are suffering from nature deficiency with the explosion of technical devices and who are apt to stare down at their phones than up at the sky or the horizon or to notice a beautiful sunset o [...]


    15. From Japanese forest bathing to Finnish mets npeitto being covered by forest Williams explores the role of nature in human well being Current neuroscience has finally given us the tools to test how things like the smell of trees, quiet green spaces, and urban vs natural views affect the brain This book provides science for the sceptics and inspiration for the couch potatoes to go outside, often, sometimes in wild places Bring friends or not Breathe.


    16. Very dry and boring, very little about the science behind the premise It was mostly about this woman s nature hikes with various professionals who take city people out into nature for a couple hours The proof as evidenced by lower vital signs is so little that natural variation throughout the day is easily twice or , so basically it proves nothing Found myself skimming, and decided to dnf it Life s too short to read crappy books.


    17. I was drawn to this book by an article I d read recently on the Japanese concept of Forest Bathing This idea of healing stress, by simply walking and being in nature, whether that be forest, by the ocean or in the desert made so much sense to me I was very keen to read Florence Williams s look at the science behind the positive, or otherwise, effects of nature on us as we move away from being outside in this digital age.Williams s writing is so engaging, serious when she has to be, sometimes ske [...]


    18. Time spent in nature is restorative, creativeizing, anxiety busting, miraculous This book explains how this has been explored by scientists looking to prove and explain nature s benefits The Nature Fix felt disjointed to me, hopping around the world and briefly visiting scientists or forest rangers It wasn t until I was near the end of this book that I realized the connections between its message and what I try to do at work The accumulated evidence of measurable positive impact achieved through [...]


    19. Do you gaze wistfully out the small window from your desk, bathed in recirculated air, annoyed by your coworkers incessant chatter and wish you were bathed in sunlight on a blanket of grass instead Well, you may be suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder Florence Williams takes a look at why we long for babbling brooks, chirping birds and the outstretched arms of mighty trees For starters, greener areas of urban landscaping have less crime rates, blood pressure and heart rates tend to lessen with [...]


    20. This book explores the science behind what poets and philosophers have known for eons place matters Walk, walk, walk location, location, location Received copy in exchange for review.



    21. I started reading this book in a plane flying towards the e I couldn t have picked a better time While the feeling of being in nature has always been said to be a beneficial one, now it is completely clear to me where this originates from The chapters are well segmented and give form to different types of benefits and different types of research that is done on the topic It really enriched my walks through the e forests, where I focused much on the aspects the book showed me.All together a must [...]


    22. An interesting and enjoyable exploration of how essential time outside i nature is to our well being Lots of food for thought and definitely inspired me to try back country camping some day


    23. If I had the means, I d purchase an infinite supply of The Nature Fix,stand on a street corner next to the greenest tree and pass this bookalong to everyone I see It s that good It s the kind of book thatyou keep talking about and keep sharing its staggering facts about whynature makes us feel so damn good and why we need of it.True, I m a tree hugger and beach walker so I gravitate toward thesetypes of books I also spend far too many hours a day hunched over myphone and other digital screens i [...]


    24. Excellent read on the benefits of nature on the human body, mind and spirit Full of recent research, this book explains why and how we can all benefit from nature, even in a limited amount of time, and even if it means just looking at nature on the other side of a window, or even nature shows on TV As someone who spends time in nature every day and drags my kids with me, this book resonated with me.


    25. At first I thought why should I read a book about how we should spend time in nature, something I already agree with But I was impressed with the scope of research to back it up and I m inspired to add forest bathing to my life as a result Recommended.


    26. 3.5 stars interesting book Discusses how beneficial nature is to our physical and mental health It might get me outside a bit


    27. This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book Rated 2.5 of 5People are happy, healthier, and do better overall in school, at work, etc when they are able to be exposed to a natural environment woodlands or waterways and there s plenty of documentation to back this up.Now you can either take that one sentence and move forward or you can sit and read a 300 page book and come away with the same thought Your choice.The subtitle for this book is Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, a [...]


    28. A cheerful, adventurous, thought provoking work of popular science It is a book about the science of how being in nature physiologically and psychologically impacts people, arranged by chapter to explore different facets of those relationships various physical health implications, mental health implications, happiness levels, etc as the author travels the world speaking and traveling with some of the preeminent scientists who study the relationships between people and nature.I think that William [...]


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