The concept of Biophilia originated with the biologist E. O. Wilson. Wilson believed that because we evolved in nature, we are deeply integrated with it, and so have a genetic urgency to connect with nature.
In his book, Forest Bathing, Dr. Qing Li writes with regard to Biophilia, “And this affinity for the natural world is fundamental to our health. Contact with nature as vital to our well-being as regular exercise and a healthy diet . . . and just as our health improves when we are in it, so our health suffers when we are divorced from it.”
What are your thoughts about biophilia? Do you feel divorced from nature?
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.