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Does Walking In Nature Actually Help The Brain?

  Japan has been getting attention lately for more news coverage of an amazing part of their national health system: forest bathing. People aren’t going to the forest to bathe, and they aren’t filling their bathtubs with dirt and pine needles. The country of Japan has designated hundreds of miles of walking trails in parks and forests throughout the country …Read More

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Why LA Living Is a Nature Lover’s Paradise

                  Located on the bottom end of Ventura county, Lakehouse Recovery Center borders many LA county nature spots. When people think of Southern California, they think of the beach, but they might not think of the mountains. Southern California is full of microclimates. We have our coast, we have our mountains, and …Read More

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What’s The Difference Between Being In Nature And Appreciating Nature?

          To appreciate is to “recognize the full worth of” or to “understand fully”. Being in nature versus being fully present and appreciative in nature and simply being in nature are two different experiences. Discovering the difference between these two states is also deeply important for recovery. Under the influence of drugs and alcohol, we spend …Read More

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8 Ways To Enjoy Nature In Recovery

                      Recovery can take us to new places and new experiences we never imagined before. Spending time in nature can be a healing and transformative experience for mind, body, and spirit.   Take a mindful hike: Mindfulness in nature is proven to improve health and feelings of wellbeing. Spending time …Read More