My reaction to any new endeavor in life is to search for resources to help me better understand the topic. Here is a collection of some of my favorite guides to the practice of Forest Therapy and its significance for improving daily life.


“This is Your Brain on Nature” in National Geographic Magazine

“Immerse Yourself in a Forest for Better Health” by The NY Department of Environmental Conservation

“Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning” in Outside Magazine


COPIES OF RESEARCH STUDIES: These are two of my favorite summaries. There are more links in the “Science” tab at this website:

“Contact with Nature as an Upstream Health Promotion Intervention for Healthy Populations”

“Nature Therapy and Preventive Medicine”


BOOKS and WEBSITES I LOVE (and learn from):

Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle by Richard Louv

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative by Florence Williams

Blog and Resources of The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs

Activities and printables for getting kids outside

Blog about raising outdoor-loving kids