July 2015 Focus of the Month

Nature Deficit Disorder

                                   Focus of the Month - July 2015                 

 

What Is Nature Deficit Disorder?

We are all inherently connected to the earth.  It is our home, after all.  With the inventions of “screening devices”, we as a whole spend less and less time outside.  This is causing an environmental disconnect that can lead to problems with our physical, mental, and spiritual health.  The term “Nature Deficit Disorder” was coined because of this broken bond.  Human beings are sensitive to changes in the environment.  For instance, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition caused by lack of natural lighting. 

Nature shows us that we are a part of something greater and more powerful than ourselves.  It can inspire hope, promote healing, reduce stress, and boost gratitude.  We need to get back to our roots and build a healthy relationship with the earth once again.  

 Small steps for nature reconnection:

Reference:  ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC

 

Text Box: Farmers Market at WMHS
Wednesdays 2-5pm

                           

Grand Opening July 8th

 

The market is open to the community.

 

EBT (SNAP) is accepted and may be doubled.

 

For more information call WMHS Community Health & Wellness at 240-964-8424