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Forest Therapy Shows Promise as a Well-Being Practice

Extensive scientific research now supports the idea that spending time in nature has positive impacts on our physical and mental health. Forest therapy builds on this idea to offer the healing benefits of nature in a

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Gear Libraries Can Help Increase Access to Outdoor Recreation

There are all kinds of barriers that prevent people from participating in outdoor recreation where they want or how they would like. These include lack of leisure time, unreliable access to transportation, limited

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Overcoming Bias in our Understanding of Nature and Mental Health

There’s a lot of research supporting the idea that time in nature has a positive effect on our mental health. Exposure to greenspace decreases stress, boosts mood, and helps our bodies’ systems reset and rejuvenate.

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Time Outside Builds Resilience in Youth Mental Health

It’s clear by now that the pandemic is having a negative effect on our collective mental health, especially among young people. You can check out our February blog post to learn more about those trends. Adolescents

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