How nature can heal us – why we should go wild

nature, woodland, wood, healingWhen we go for a walk in woodland it usually makes us feel relaxed. Be it because of the beautiful smell of soil, moss, and decaying leaves or the sound of birds and rustling leaves. Nature re-energises us, helps against asthma, hypertension and stress, helps us to find peace with ourselves, and might even increase our cognitive abilities by making us more creative. Nature even seems to reduce depression by over 70%  according to the University of Essex , which is an incredible figure. Continue reading “How nature can heal us – why we should go wild”

Noise versus silence – Can we reduce environmental noise pollution?

environmental noise pollutionWhenever I come back from a holiday or camping weekend spent in nature, I always immediately feel the stress of everyday noise in a city. It’s not a specific sound, just the accumulated sound of traffic, cars honking, planes, and everything associated with it. Why do we consider every day noise so little when it comes to living more sustainably? Continue reading “Noise versus silence – Can we reduce environmental noise pollution?”