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We Know Nature Makes Us Happier. Now Science Says It Makes Us Kinder Too

Posted On: 5/8/2018 2:25 PM

Class of elementary students pose for picture sitting on rocks among trees"Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and to increase our attention capacity, creativity, and ability to connect with other people.

“People have been discussing their profound experiences in nature for the last several hundred years—from Thoreau to John Muir to many other writers,” says researcher David Strayer, of the University of Utah. “Now we are seeing changes in the brain and changes in the body that suggest we are physically and mentally more healthy when we are interacting with nature.”

Read more at YES Magazine - March 12, 2016
Photo credit: Halton Waldorf School

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