Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
The Hello Nature Project is all about helping people boost their health and happiness through developing and strengthening their personal connection with nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote about nature’s healing power: "In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man..."
And that delight, that awe and excitement – it’s so good for us.
Even just looking at an image of nature on your phone has benefits – it can boost your focus, it can improve your performance and it can really simply make you feel good.
We spend less and less time outside and more and more time inside - 90% of our time is spent indoors and an office worker spends around 5 years of their life sitting at a desk. 5 years!
Research has found that spending time in nature can help protect us against a whole range of diseases including depression, diabetes, obesity, ADHD, cardiovascular disease, cancer plus many more. Not only can nature help boost our immune system, but gazing at a garden can help speed healing from surgery, infections and other ailments.
Connecting to nature can even make us better people - more empathetic and with more meaningful relationships and stronger community ties.
The Hello Nature Project wants to help remind people that they don't have to travel outside of the city to find nature, it's all around us - it’s the plants and wildlife in your garden, it’s the trees in your street, it’s the succulents growing on your windowsill and it’s looking up when you go outside.
We’re asking people to sign up to receive daily emails throughout November with a really easy (fun) activity they can do each day to help them explore our wonderful natural world. The activities will include cloud gazing, freeing the feet and standing on the grass, listening out for birds and insects and taking lunch outside.
Connecting to nature can even make us better people - more empathetic and with more meaningful relationships and stronger community ties.It’s these daily connections to nature that can change a person – boosting health, happiness and creativity and helping them become more connected to their community.
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