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'Nature Deficit Disorder' and how to avoid it (Tip of the week Episode 39)

Updated: Feb 5, 2023

On this week's episode of the 'Tip of the Week' I wanted to talk about our connection to nature and a phenomenon that has been growing called ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’. What is it and what can we do about it, especially in a time where we are heading to a more ‘digital society’.

This term was introduced around 2005, on Richard Louv's book "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.” And it's more actual than ever - unfortunately the way our society is evolving is creating a gap between us and mother nature, and ultimately generating consequences that can forever change our species.

According to Richard Louv's article on Nature Deficit Disorder "Since 2005, the number of studies of the impact of nature experience on human developed has grown from a handful to nearly one thousand. This expanding body of scientific evidence suggests that nature-deficit disorder contributes to a diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, conditions of obesity, and higher rates of emotional and physical illnesses. Research also suggests that the nature-deficit weakens ecological literacy and stewardship of the natural world."

Watch this episode to find:

- Ways in which we’ve become more disconnected from #nature

- How it’s affecting us

- What you can start doing with your children

- What to surround yourself with

Find out more below!

I live in a big city, and I love the convenience of it, but I realized that it's more important than ever to keep myself surrounded by nature, as much as I can. So even if you can not immerse yourself completely in it, maybe you can plan getaways and find small moments in the day where you can connect. It will pay off by increasing your energy!

And talking about energy, if you haven't downloaded my special audio where I talk about the mistakes you might be doing that are costing your energy, and what to do instead, please go here and grab it - It's free!

See you next week!

Xoxo, Marcia


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