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WOA Book Club Reading of The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams

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An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.

In this informative and entertaining account, Williams investigates cutting-edge research as she travels to fragrant cypress forests in Korea to meet the rangers who administer “forest healing programs,” to the green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” approach to caring for the mentally ill, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD. The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood. In prose that is incisive, witty, and urgent, Williams shows how time in nature is not a luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.

If you have Kindle and Amazon Prime you can download this book for free! Paperback cost about $8.00 on Amazon and Audible Audio about $20.00. Here's the link to the Amazon options.

Please be sure you RSVP so that I know how many of us to make reservations for at Sangria on the Burg.

Sangria's concept and menu are a combination of a love for TX BBQ and Mexican spices. Sangria's bar features signature sangria flavors, hand crafted margaritas and local craft beers. Our kitchen and bar will serve both quality interpretations of classic ideas and daring new ventures of food and cocktails.

Every meal comes with our house salad, grilled vegetables or fries. We purchase organic and locally whenever possible. Our signature grilled vegetables are lightly marinated in seasoned garlic-olive oil and simply grilled over a wood burning grill. Our meats are ground in house and served on our wheat or white slider buns or fresh lettuce. Our breads are baked daily from "The Bread Box."

Their parking is LIMITED but their website claims "We are starting a promotion to help our parking situation. Our parking lot is very limited and we need some help to keep all of our neighbors successful. Thanks for the help and your continued support.

If you show the manager your Uber or Lyft receipt that you used to come to Sangria, that day, you will receive a complimentary regular chips and queso. Just a way to say thanks for the help. Limited one per table."

Sangria on the Burg
5115 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78229

Earlier Event: September 22
Stretching with Stacie
Later Event: September 29
SUP on Lake Beorne