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What Happens When You Spend Just 5 Minutes in Nature

Nature’s affect on our health, happiness and creativity.

Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones, High Country News, O-Oprah, W., Bicycling and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of the new Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound and author of the book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Healthier, Happier and More Creative.

In our conversation we discuss her investigation into the restorative effects of nature and the affects our brains. Human brain cells sense environmental clues. Maybe we all ought to get outside and be with nature for our own well being. At the very least it’s showing up as essential for our children’s healthy brain development.

This is the trailer for her book.

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