“Several studies have shown that, when we connect with nature, we are reminded that we are part of something larger than ourselves. Faced with the awesome vastness of the universe, we can feel flooded with gratitude. We become less selfish and start to think about others. And you don’t have to be alone on a mountainside to experience the wondrous splendour of the natural world. Researchers have shown that we become more helpful and caring after watching DVDs of Planet Earth and looking at pictures of breathtakingly tall trees.”
- Dr. Qing Li, Forest Bathing
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.