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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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Is Mindfulness Therapy As Effective As Traditional Talk Therapy?

                Over the last couple of years, mindfulness has become a popular topic across many disciplines. First, with much doubt, it started to become a topic in academic and scientific settings. Mindfulness, the ancient eastern tradition associated with many religions, was becoming used as scientific treatment. Becoming aware, practicing non-judgment, and learning to …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