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Florence Williams


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Florence Williams is the author of Heartbreak, Breasts, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Nature Fix. A contributing editor at Outside magazine, her writing has appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, and many other outlets. She lives in Washington, DC.

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The Nature Fix: Why Nature ...

3.98 avg rating — 9,718 ratings — published 2017 — 22 editions
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Breasts: A Natural and Unna...

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“Here are some of the essential take-homes: we all need nearby nature: we benefit cognitively and psychologically from having trees, bodies of water, and green spaces just to look at; we should be smarter about landscaping our schools, hospitals, workplaces and neighborhoods so everyone gains. We need quick incursions to natural areas that engage our senses. Everyone needs access to clean, quiet and safe natural refuges in a city. Short exposures to nature can make us less aggressive, more creative, more civic minded and healthier overall. For warding off depression, lets go with the Finnish recommendation of five hours a month in nature, minimum. But as the poets, neuroscientists and river runners have shown us, we also at times need longer, deeper immersions into wild spaces to recover from severe distress, to imagine our futures and to be our best civilized selves.”
Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

“Distilling what I learned, I came up with a kind of ultrasimple coda: Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.”
Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

“Human milk is like ice cream, penicillin, and the drug ecstasy all wrapped up in two pretty packages.”
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