On the latest episode of Happy and Healthy, Nira Berry, a Certified Life and Happiness Coach, learns all about forest bathing from Melanie Choukas-Bradley. Melanie is a naturalist, award-winning author and a certified nature and forest therapy guide.
Forest bathing or shinrin-yoku simply means immersing yourself in nature and taking in the atmosphere by using all your senses. During the interview she shares how forest bathing came about and how anyone can do it wherever they may be. During the interview she guides viewers through the process of forest bathing and explains the benefits.
Melanie has written several books including her newest book Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island, illustrated by Tina Thieme Brown, with a foreword by Dr. Thomas Lovejoy (September 2020). She is also author of Resilience—Connecting With Nature in a Time of Crisis, with a foreword by Wendy Paulson (May 2020), and The Joy of Forest Bathing—Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life, illustrated by Lieke van der Vorst, with Spanish and Finnish translations (2018).
Get out and experience nature and all the benefits it has to offer!