The Process Podcast

#26 - The Power of Nature and Why Our Minds Need the Wild, with Lucy Jones, Author of Losing Eden

I'm so excited to share this episode with you as it's on a topic I feel constantly fascinated by and keen to learn more about. Lucy Jones is the author of Losing Eden; Why Our Minds Need the Wild - one of my new favourite books. In the book, Lucy explores how disconnected we have become with nature and how our modern lifestyles have lead to less and less of us experiencing regular contact with the natural world in some way. She shares studies and stories about what we're missing out on, and just how exactly nature could be the answer to a lot of side effects to our modern lifestyles. She explores correlations between nature and our mental health and depression, as well as the physical impacts we might experience due to lack of nature in our day to day lives.

In this episode we also talk about how the lack of nature in our modern lives also sadly means more of nature is destroyed in order to accommodate our lifestyles. But you'll be pleased to know we also discuss solutions, and explore ways in which we can easily reintroduce nature into big cities and ensure we come into contact with it on a regular basis, almost effortlessly. We talk about how we can begin to redesign cities in order to co-exist with nature and incorporate it into our habitats, instead of destroying in to construct in places it usually thrives. We also talk about how we can enjoy the benefits of nature now, even living in cities or confined spaces, looking at urban gardens, household plants, nature sounds, art, scents and more.


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