Just Add Nature

How to boost your health and happiness, wherever you live

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Pub Date 11 Apr 2024 | Archive Date Not set
Collins Reference | National Trust Books

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Description

  • Supported by the National Trust
  • The latest medical and scientific research that shows connecting with nature is essential to our wellbeing
  • Easy, small ways to feel the benefits, wherever you are
  • A beautifully illustrated, inspirational and informative book

This inspirational and informative guide shows how we can all benefit from spending more time in nature. Drawing on the latest research, it shows you don’t need to live in the countryside or have access to an abundance of green space to make valuable connections with the natural world around you. Often it’s the simple pleasures – like eating seasonally, identifying wild flowers, listening to birdsong, being close to water or nurturing a houseplant – that bring the greatest reward.

Around the world, doctors have been experimenting with ‘prescribing' nature to help patients' wellbeing, and this book does just that. It can help you whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by the demands of modern life or just want to explore ways to slow down and truly appreciate the world around you.

  • Supported by the National Trust
  • The latest medical and scientific research that shows connecting with nature is essential to our wellbeing
  • Easy, small ways to...

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Wouldn't it be lovely if this book were sent to every single person who suffers from loneliness? I couldn't shake the feeling of how beneficial it would be for someone who has lost the sense of self and is in need of finding solace and confidence in life. The book "Just Add Nature" has been truly wonderful. Its advice on how to step out of your home comfort and enjoy the great outdoors has been brilliant, and it also provides an opportunity to combat mental health issues. I highly recommend this book; it can be a great gift for someone who might need just the right nudge! Thanks to Rebecca Frank and NetGalley for this soulful read. I loved it!

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Just Add,Nature by Rebecca Frank

The latest medical and scientific research that shows connecting with nature is essential to our wellbeing
Easy, small ways to feel the benefits, wherever you are
A beautifully illustrated, inspirational and informative book

The above says to all really , a great book for nature lovers , it proves in ways you might not realise that getting outside , in all seasons , and all weathers can improve many areas of your life including mental health.
This book would also make a perfect gift.

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I am always looking for ways to not only improve my wellbeing but also how to utilise the outdoors more so this is the perfect combination for me.

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Just add nature. I feel like this is a motto that can be applied to a lot of situations! Nature is a natural mood lifter and a simple walk surrounded by nature can do wonders to lift your spirit.

I loved the premise of this book and I feel like it’ll be a great read for all and any. Even as a huge nature lover myself, I learnt a lot from this book and also the realisation that I could be implementing a lot more to get more out of my natural world.

Connecting with nature is something I think we all need to do, and even if you’re already a lover of the great outdoors, there’s always more to learn. This book holds a treasure trove of helpful knowledge and hints to help you not only get out into nature more, but how to be more present and get more out of your time outdoors.

Even if you don’t live in the middle of an area of outstanding natural beauty, there is still beauty to be found in the corners of where you live. There’s a fantastic chapter on urban living, nature and wildlife which detailed all sorts of ways you could still get your daily beneficial quota of the natural environment.

The fact that it was also filled with scientific evidence and references to studies carried out was brilliant as well. And the artwork and illustrations are just stunning and really added to the lovely reading experience of reading the book.

It was a fantastically written book and one that I’d find essential to have on my bookshelf.

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Just Add Nature is a beautifully illustrated hymn to the natural world. Each chapter carefully explains how essential nature is to human existence - from helping in trauma recovery, protecting physical and mental health and improving focus and performance. Academic findings are cited alongside easy ideas and suggestions to get everyone out into nature. It would be very easy for this book to veer into patronising preaching, but it neatly sidesteps this - acknowledging that to "just add nature" has come more easily to some groups than others. A great book that could help a great many people.

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This is a thoughtful, inspiring look at the ways nature can benefit us -- both physically and mentally. The book offers a myriad of suggestions for how to interact with nature in refreshing ways. There's sure to be a section that will appeal to people of all different personalities and interests. It was a relaxing and encouraging read!

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What an absolutely beautiful book, this book was an absolute pleasure to read. I love nature and live in a village surrounding my fields and lots of different birds and wild animals and you learn something new everyday. This book has helped me in many ways already so I will be definitely purchasing a physical copy.

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