Among my favorite Albert Einstein quotes is one about nature that goes like this, “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” Succinct. To the point. And on the money.
We learn so much about ourselves and the world we live in by studying the world around us. From weather patterns to photosynthesis, understanding nature is integral to our survival. There also is evidence that spending time outside makes us happier, healthier and significantly less stressed, with the benefits having a lasting effect well beyond the time we spend outside. Having grown up surrounded by a lot of green grass with the ocean not far away, I literally crave being outdoors – somewhere that reminds me I am but a small part of a much bigger world.