The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
Written by Florence Williams
For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park.
The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much
more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of
exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our
In prose that is incisive, witty, and urgent, Williams shows how time in
nature is not a luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity. As our modern
lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas-and the answers they yield-are
more urgent than ever.