The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s po...

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Title:The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
Author:Florence Williams
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ISBN:0393242714
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative Reviews

  • KC
    Mar 30, 2017
    This is a must read for anyone who is in a rut, unhappy, or even for those who already embrace and benefit from the great outdoors. Thorough and thought provoking text. Nature really can be a wonderful pill for all that ails you. ...
  • Kaisha Khalifeh
    Sep 12, 2016
    From Japanese forest bathing to Finnish metsänpeitto (being covered by forest) Williams explores the role of nature in human well-being. Current neuroscience has finally given us the tools to test how things like the smell of trees, quiet green spaces, and urban vs. natural views affect the brain...
  • Esther Marie
    Oct 10, 2016
    Truly more of a 3.5 stars than a 4 for me, BUT it definitely made me think and since I'm an earlier reviewer it seems mean to curve downwards. I am reviewing an advance reading copy. The strength of this book is the skill that Williams has with setting a scene. Her descriptions are very visual and e...
  • L.P. Logan
    Jan 18, 2017
    Alright. This book is the perfect kick in the pants that you've been waiting for. The one that is going to tell you to stop reading this review right now, and go outside. You'll be happier if you do. Science has proven that you will be dramatically more happy, and healthy, and creative, and chill si...
  • Gloria
    Feb 20, 2017
    It is highly likely that few would disagree that being in nature helps people feel happier, healthier, and even more creative than a life indoors. But why? Florence Williams takes readers on a world tour as she explores why people experience these results. If after reading this, people don't feel mo...
  • SALLY WHITE
    Mar 26, 2017
    Thank you Goodreads for sending me this book. Those people who enjoy a walk outside, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, just so they can enjoy peace of mind, will recognise the observations made in this book. The author has travelled extensively to explore the relationship between nat...
  • Rachel León
    Feb 28, 2017
    (3.5 stars, rounded up because this book inspired me to get outside more)Florence Williams outlines why getting into nature is so essential for our health and well being. She also talks about the implications of all the time we spend "plugged in." I have always loved being in nature, but my introver...
  • Kayla
    Apr 11, 2017
    It was great for someone like me who is a nature newbie and who doesn't have a scuba-level knowledge of science or deep skepticism about social science. I could have used more solid scientific data, but meh. That's not really her point for writing this book. If she inspires a reader to get up and mo...
  • Robin
    Mar 05, 2017
    I picked up The Nature Fix, knowing from experience that exposing oneself to nature is food for the body, mind and soul - but still I was curious. This is a smart, thought provoking feast of information from kids with ADHD to soldiers coming back suffering from PTSD and just your every day person wh...
  • Cathie
    Mar 23, 2017
    "This book explores the science behind what poets and philosophers have known for eons: place matters."Walk, walk, walk {location, location, location}Received copy in exchange for review. ...