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The 3-Day Effect
- By: Florence Williams
- Narrated by: Florence Williams
- Length: 3 hrs
Does nature really make us feel better? The 3-Day Effect takes a look at the science behind why being in the wild can make us happier, healthier, and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, hiking in Utah’s wilderness, or walking through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, scientists are finding that the more exposure humans have to nature, the more we can benefit from reduced anxiety, enhanced creativity, and overall well-being.
This Ecotherapist loved this series!
- By Megan Delaney, PhD on 10-15-18
Could have been better
I will start by saying I really liked The Nature Fix. This book, not so much. While I enjoyed hearing the stories from those she interviewed and could hear the effect their experience had on them, I didn't care to hear about the Divorce over and over. I have been divorced. It gets way better over time. The ability to look back and see it was for the better. The ability to see it really wasn't working. I heard it takes 1 year for every 5 you were married to fully get over it. For me that added up to 5 years and I have to say it was pretty accurate. The fact that it was all so fresh for her, it seemed the whole nature experience sounded forced. I kind of feel bad that survivors of sexual crimes and heroic PTSD survivors were compared to her divorce. What I felt about the divorce at the time is completely different then than what I do now. Honestly she should have gone out with a group that have gotten past bad divorces. You can't make a moment of AWE happen, it just does. You can look at something many times and only feel AWE once and that might be the 50th time you saw it. You have to be open to it....not planning for it to happen. Be joyful when it happens and feel the energy course through you and yell "Thank You". Her reaction to the view of the Bay seemed underwhelming. She saw the beauty but you could tell by her voice, not the AWE. Expected for someone who is more in her own mind then contemplating what natural event had to happen for her to see what she was seeing. I believe in forest bathing. I believe in the benefits of nature and vibrations of natural surroundings. I just feel that some time been spent on being more mindful of nature would have paid off ten fold. While nature would have an effect on anyone to some degree, I don't feel that going out into nature expecting it to fix you and your life will result in that. Put in the work of being mindful, of being grateful for everything around you, for the wonders of nature and the results can be miraculous instead of just lightening your mood. The difference is in just being out in nature and realizing you are part of it. This would have been much better as an add on to the prior book instead of a book of its own. I wish her luck with getting over the divorce.
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