Press & Articles
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Invisibility of Nature
Michael McCarthy - Emergence Magazine
As rampant urbanization increasingly severs humanity from the living world, naturalist Michael McCarthy explores the ways in which the “anthropause,” ushered in by the coronavirus, has—on an unprecedented scale—made nature visible again.
The Solitude Series
Jennifer Stitt & The Garrison Institute
In 1852, Herman Melville described the dark depravity of silence. “All
profound things, and emotions of things are preceded and attained by
Silence,” Melville wrote. Read on to discover the power of solitude for yourself.
Nature-based therapy is an antidote to climate fatalism
The Powers of Immersion and Mindfulness: Forest Bathing
Those of us who are in environmental fields or simply have an affinity for backyard gardening are familiar with the benefits of being surrounded by nature. Now there is a great amount of research on the mental and physical benefits of spending intentional, mindful time outdoors, especially in forests.
Far from being 'woo woo,' research shows that forest bathing is calming and stress-reducing
The mental health benefits of ‘forest bathing’
Three hours in the woods: Young adulthood is a time of challenges, but for the group of Minneapolis Community and Technical College students that accompanied counselor Jamal Adam on a guided forest therapy walk earlier this spring, the idea of 180 phone-free minutes with nothing but nature for distraction felt hard to fathom.