I recently read The Nature Principle by Richard Louv where he makes a convincing case that humans need to live a “nature-balanced existence driven by sound economic, social and environmental solutions.” He also describes the relatively new phenomena that he’s calling ‘nature deficit disorder’ and discusses the need for vitamin N (nature), nourishment required for humans to truly flourish and thrive. I’m curious, how do you incorporate nature into your life? I’d love to see a photo of a recent nature excursion or of your favorite place to load up on vitamin N.
I’ve included a photo from a recent hiking trip to Oxbow Park in Byron, MN. I spent a couple of solitary hours enjoying the sweet smell of the woods, soft breezes of the prairie and the vibrant fall colors.