Medical Research on Contact With Nature

Poets, philosophers, and mystics, have long espoused the merits of being present with nature. Now medical research is investigating, documenting, and describing the many health benefits of daily contact with nature, not as a recreational sport but in a leisure multisensory sense—a way of being--not a way of doing. This research has important holistic health … Continue reading Medical Research on Contact With Nature

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Vicarious Trauma and Human Violence

Multilayered stress is a vexing aspect of modern life for most of us—especially women!  We are physically and psychologically bombarded with stimuli that our grandparents could not have conceived. Vicarious trauma is indirect trauma usually a result of watching or interacting with someone else who has directly experienced the trauma. Historically, the military, medical professionals, … Continue reading Vicarious Trauma and Human Violence