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The Travelers Blueprint

153 EpisodesProduced by Bob DiMenna and Elliot ShibleyWebsite

Learn how you can become your own Travel Agent with insight provided by travel authors, tour guides, adventurers, and digital nomads as we, hosts’ Bob DiMenna and Elliot Shibley, interview travel enthusiasts from around the world in order to gain knowledge on all aspects of travel. From hacking the … read more


TTB 005: The Nature Fix

On this episode we talk to Florence Williams, the author of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Healthier, Happier, and More Creative.

On today’s episode we discuss: 

  • How human health relates to being around nature and the scientific evidence Florence sought to support her book; 
  • Florence describes her travel throughout the world and US while conducting research and her utilization of the Mappiness application;
  • Florence discusses the example South Korea is setting by creating higher quality, more accessible natural spaces for its growing population through Healing Forests; 
  • We touch on the impacts of “nature sounds” vs. noise pollution on the human psyche and the optimism in recent automotive technology and its impact on future urban landscapes; 
  • We contemplate the future of our awareness as a civilization of the impacts nature has on us, and ponder if we are moving towards a resolution;
  • We talk about several individual studies conducted throughout the world and the supporting evidence on how a better natural environment supports a happier, healthier, and less crime ridden society;
  • We hear some of Florence’s optimism on the initiative several cities are taking to improve their green spaces; 
  • Florence discusses her time camping and rafting with veterans and the transformation she witnessed as they battled with PTSD;
  • We get into some of the positive feedback an increased amount of time outside can have on symptoms of ADHD in children; 
  • We break down some of the leading cities throughout the world that are improving with green space construction and some of the lingering issues for the same type of development in the US. 
  • Finally, Florence leaves us some final advice on getting out into nature!

References/Contact Information

  • The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Healthier, Happier, and More Creative 
  • Mappines - Check it out and learn how your environment impacts your happiness! 
  • The Three Day Effect releasing to Audible on September 27th. Check it out!!

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