Wednesday, September 12 at 7PM
speaking & signing
Forest Therapy: Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You
ABOUT FOREST THERAPY
Your practical guide to better health, stronger relationships, and a happier life—by reconnecting with nature.
There is something simply soul-soothing about being in nature. In fact, research shows that spending time outside can improve the immune system, combat stress hormones, lower blood pressure, and boost self-esteem. Around the globe, rising movements are driving us to reconnect with Mother Nature—from shinrin-yoku ("forest bathing") in Japan to friluftsliv ("open-air life") in Scandinavia—yet our everyday lifestyles have distanced us from the great outdoors. For stressed-out professionals, reclusive bookworms, worn-out parents, and their cooped-up kids, Forest Therapy shares why getting back to nature is critically important for our well-being, and offers fun, easy practices to break out of hibernation.
From a simple walk in the woods and countryside couples' therapy to DIY natural beauty products and simple ways to bring the great outdoors into your home, Forest Therapy offers practical steps and inspiration to tap into nature's restorative power, no matter the season or the weather. Illustrated with charming black-and-white line art, Forest Therapy is a warm, witty, and personal guide to improving your health, deepening your relationships with your partner and children, and living a fabulous al fresco life.
ABOUT SARAH IVENS
Sarah Ivens is a journalist, certified life coach, and author of eight lifestyle and wellness books including A Modern Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched and A Modern Girl's Guide to Etiquette. Ivens is a PhD candidate in Global Humanities at the University of Louisville and a contributor to The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Stella, Psychologies, Marie Claire, Glamour, The New York Post, and GQ. A Londoner turned Southern belle (with stops in Manhattan and LA), she now lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.
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