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Articles: How to Cultivate Awe with a Walking Meditation

By Dacher Keltner | April 24, 2017

Tap into a deeper sense of purpose and well-being with a 360° guided mindfulness practice through Muir Woods in California.

 

Articles: What Happens When We Reconnect with Nature

By Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner | March 1, 2017

Research is discovering all the different ways that nature benefits our well-being, health, and relationships.

 

Articles: Why You Need More Nature in Your Life

By Jill Suttie | February 10, 2017

Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.

 
Richard Louv's new book is Vitamin N: 500 Ways to Enrich the Health & Happiness of Your Family & Community (Algonquin Books, 2016, 304 pages)

Articles: How to Protect Kids from Nature-Deficit Disorder

By Jill Suttie | September 15, 2016

Richard Louv explains how parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late.

 

Articles: How to Raise an Environmentalist

By Jill Suttie | September 14, 2016

Helping children form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet's future.

 

Articles: Debunking Myths about Awe

By Maria Polonchek | September 9, 2016

What inspires awe? Who experiences it the most? Dacher Keltner discusses common misconceptions about an elusive emotion.

 
Dacher Keltner gives an overview of the young science of awe, from how it’s expressed to its benefits for health and well-being.

Videos and Podcasts: Why Awe Is Such an Important Emotion

By Dacher Keltner | August 3, 2016

Dacher Keltner gives an overview of the young science of awe, from how it’s expressed to its benefits for health and well-being.

 

Articles: Why Your Office Needs More Nature

By Jill Suttie | July 18, 2016

According to a recent study, sunlight and natural elements in the workplace may improve workers' moods and job satisfaction.

 
Stacy Bare, director of Sierra Club Outdoors, details his journey from war, PTSD, and addiction to healing.

Videos and Podcasts: How Getting Outdoors Can Heal

By Stacy Bare | June 30, 2016

Stacy Bare, director of Sierra Club Outdoors, details his journey from war, PTSD, and addiction to healing.

 
Craig Anderson, a researcher at UC Berkeley, explains his research studying awe and other emotions during white-water rafting.

Videos and Podcasts: How Scientists Measure Awe in the Wild

By Craig L. Anderson | June 30, 2016

Craig Anderson, a researcher at UC Berkeley, explains his research studying awe and other emotions during white-water rafting.

 

Articles: Four Awe-Inspiring Activities

By Juliana Breines | March 8, 2016

Research-based practices for cultivating awe from the GGSC website Greater Good in Action.

 

Articles: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

By Jill Suttie | March 2, 2016

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.

 
Viking, 2016, 400 pages

Articles: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

By Diana Divecha | February 19, 2016

A new book by Erika Christakis explains how current trends in preschool education are harming children.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Mindfulness and Nature

 

Articles: The Kindness of Squirrels

By Jamie Gorrell | August 15, 2011

What adoption in the wild tells us about the presence—and the limits—of altruism in the animal kingdom.

 

Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Get Out into Nature

By Christine Carter | August 9, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Take a Stroll

By Christine Carter | July 12, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 
This week my children are off at a very outdoorsy sleepaway camp—I’m excited for them to be outside nearly constantly for two weeks!  One reason why I’m willing to part with them this summer is that I know that their health and happiness will benefit from their time spent in nature.

Videos and Podcasts: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 27, 2011

This week my children are off at a very outdoorsy sleepaway camp—I’m excited for them to be outside nearly constantly for two weeks!  One reason why I’m willing to part with them this summer is that I know that their health and happiness will benefit from their time spent in nature.

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Do Your Kids Have “Nature Deficit Disorder?”

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 26, 2011

The benefits of a summer spent outdoors

 

Articles: Want Happy Workers? Sometimes a Plant is Enough

By Andrew Lewis | January 11, 2011

Refuting the management experts, a recent study suggests employees should be free to decorate their own workspaces.

 

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