23 Apr Is happiness green?
I want you to close your eyes (well, read the rest of this paragraph first) and-for about a minute-think of the following words: sanctuary, tranquility, and retreat. What images come to mind? What thoughts, emotions, and sensations do you experience? Where might one find such things? (OK, close your eyes and give it a shot.)
The Transcendent Nature of Nature
Raise your hand if your vision included scenes of nature: trees, sunshine, the beach, running water. I”m willing to bet a lot of you have your hands raised. To be fair, the title of this article may have primed you. But there is something incredibly powerful about the natural world and its ability to provide us with a sense of psychological well-being. Because today marks the 40th annual celebration of Earth Day in the United States, it seems a good opportunity to tie together a few positive psychology themes with Mother Nature.
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