Spending time in the natural world recharges us on a primal level, and you don't have to take a special trip to return to nature. Parks, green spaces and even vacant lots are all sources of direct contact with the earth.
You can find nature even in the middle of the city, in parks and green spaces.
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"Step Into Nature," by Patrice Vecchione, is a companion to reconnect us with the vast wonders of the natural world. The sky outside an apartment window, the grass peeking out from between the sidewalks or the park down the block all have the capacity to help us return to nature and to our selves; Vecchione suggests simple ways to reconnect—no new boots required!