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Forest Bathing: The Rejuvenating Practice Of Shinrin Yoku Review: Forging A Positive Mental Health Routine With Nature

Forest Bathing book.

Having a connection to nature is a feeling that’s as old as the human race. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors lived in harmony with the land and relied on it for food, shelter and warmth. But as we’ve built more cities and created new technology, our connection to nature is no longer what it used to be.

Rediscovering that bond is a therapeutic practice, as presented in Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles’ Forest Bathing: The Rejuvenating Practice of Shinrin Yoku. This book delves into the Japanese concept of forest bathing, providing helpful tips on how to embrace the natural world and building it into a positive mental health routine.

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Poetry

Dragon Gate

With the rush of water

Push back against the tide

Against currents

Against time itself

Sunlight is a golden trickster

Hiding the one truth path

Close your eyes

Keep swimming

Thrash with all your might

Show them strength

That moves mountains

An upstream battle

Waged for yourself alone

Until wings sprout from your back

Become a dragon

Become who you were always meant to be