“Connecting with nature allows the stressed portions of your brain to relax. Positive hormones are released in the body. You feel less sad, angry and anxious. It helps to avoid stress and burnout, and aids in fighting depression and anxiety.”
The next time you’re feeling anxious, skip the candlelight bubble bath and head for the wildlands instead. Healing Forest shares the myriad ways the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku — forest bathing — can ease the stress that’s keeping you awake at night. See how diving into nature will even lead to better relationships and overall social health.
🎮 Lack of motivation for meditation? Have the Headspace reminders become too easy to ignore? Maybe you just need a little more incentive: what if your daily efforts resulted in transforming a barren digital campsite into a lush, living woodland? The meditation game Playne could be just the thing to get you back on track.
📼 If you were a child of the Nineties, trips to Blockbuster Video were the foundation of your weekend entertainment (we hope you remembered the Sour Jacks!). Grab your popcorn and relive the nostalgia: the world’s last functional Blockbuster is allowing a select few Airbnb customers the opportunity to spend the night curled on the couch with a few (hundred) great movies.