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Nature Videos for Easing Stress and Aggression

Feeling angry and stressed out by what is going on in the world and your life? Simply watching nature videos might help. Research shows that inmates in a maximum security prison were less aggressive and violent after being allowed to view videos of natural scenes such as oceans, aquariums, and forests. Aggression and anger put stress on the body, and when we’re upset, we can act in ways that ...

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Change Your Health Story Using Forest Bathing

Walk through a forest and your body and mind will soon reflect that you are free of electronics, artificial light, mechanical noises, and constant distractions that invisibly raise your stress levels and cause you to jump from thought to thought. Forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku as it’s called in Japan, is a practice of taking time to enjoy moving through the woods one step at a time, stopping ...

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A Healing Message from Nature

Spending time in nature offers many health benefits. It reduces your amount of stress hormones, bathes you in sunlight that raises your vitamin D levels, and seems to reduce the risk of developing nearsightedness. Some physicians are even prescribing nature walks for their patients, as a USA Today article points out. Nature seems to recalibrate us, bringing us back to the rhythm and flow of our...

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Energy Healing and Nature

Many different wisdom traditions have recognized that natural spaces can affect people’s energy in particular ways. Are you sensitive enough to recognize the subtle changes in energy as you walk from one area to another, such as across a meadow or along a beach? Can you identify spots that have healing powers? If not, you might be able to develop this ability by spending more time in nature. ...

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You CAN Change the Story of Your Health

Our stories are the way we understand our experiences. Just as you have a story of your life, you have a story of your health. What is it? “I just want my health problems fixed so I can get back to my old life”? Or perhaps “I don’t have time to eat right, get enough sleep, or exercise, and I’m scared”? Is your story that you are a cancer patient, a cancer warrior, a cancer survivor, or...

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