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WRITING FROM A TREE: On the Inspiration of Nature

I first met young Virginia Bee Ward a few years ago when she asked me for tips on launching her writing career. The young naturalist and writer left such an impression on me that I later wrote a blog post about her. My advice to Virginia was: Start writing now,...

Health Care Providers Lead Walks Across BC on Parks Day

As part of the celebration of BC Parks Day on July 21st, healthcare providers in British Columbia will be leading walks in 100 parks across the province, sharing their knowledge and love of nature. The walks are organized by the group Healthy by Nature. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and BC Parks Foundation are among the co-sponsors of the walks

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Rural Living Keeps Your Brain Sharp As You Age

A recent analysis from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that a more active lifestyle, as well as less pollution, noise and stress may all play a part in cognitive function. For the study, researchers looked at 10 years’ worth of data, following more than 6,500 people living in the United Kingdom between the ages of 45 and 68 years old. Researchers found that mental decline was 4.6 percent less over the 10-year period for people living in the countryside with lots of green space versus urban areas


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