As Homo sapiens becomes an increasingly urban species, evidence for our dependence upon nature grows stronger. Florence Williams, a contributing editor to Outside magazine, scoured the latest science while traveling the world for examples. Scotland offers “ecotherapeutic” therapy for the mentally ill; in West Virginia, being outside helps children with ADHD. Williams is an elegant yet witty writer, and she makes a terrific guide.
Related: 4 Ways to Spend More Time Outside
The Nature Fix
By Florence Williams
February; W.W. Norton; $27
This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.