I’m reading a book at the moment (one among the many I’ve started all at once) and it’s called The Nature Principle by Richard Louv. I love to read, but a non-fiction book that really keeps me reading is one that connects to me on a personal level and also inspires in me some meaningful thoughts. This book confirms through scientific experiments and studies the positive effects nature has on our wellbeing. Just reading the book fills me with images of great landscapes, mountain ranges, stunning lakes, greenery and trees and instills in me a sense of calm and ease. It also creates a deep urge in my being to go into those places right at that minute. I love to retreat to nature, even among the suburban landscapes I find solace in trees and near plants. I live in Adelaide which is fortunately quite green in its street and city planning but I feel like there’s never quite enough of the green stuff. In my mind a better society would have trees and plants everywhere! But this is just imaginings of mine that I fill spare time with. For now I like to go for walks, paint and draw images of plants and dream of living in a forest. So the next time you feel a little stressed, go find some nature to get lost in for a couple of hours.