Interact with nature—both inside your home and out—with this beautifully illustrated, inspirational, and interactive journal to help you reconnect with the great outdoors.
Contact with nature is good for our psychological and physical health and has been proven to reduce stress, restore attention fatigue, ease depression and anxiety, and foster creativity. Interacting with the outdoors can ground us, offer us a sense of security, deepen the roots of resilience, and enhance our sensory awareness that contributes to feeling fully alive.
Grounded is an interactive journal full of calming art, photography, and inspirational quotes, offering prompts and activities that deepen your experience with nature. Engaging all five senses, this guide journal encourages you to bring the outdoors in, including displaying a collection of found objects such as shells and rocks, creating a simple leaf press to preserve fallen leaves, and growing low-maintenance house plants and edible herbs that perfume the air. Whether you live in a city or a wide-open space, this journal is perfect for anyone looking to make the most of what the world has to offer.
Dr. Patricia H. Hasbach is a licensed psychotherapist, consultant, author, and college educator. Dr. Hasbach specializes in managing anxiety and depression, as well as fostering health and wellness. She has published numerous articles and is an author and coeditor of two MIT Press books, including Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species. As one of the media’s go-to ecotherapists, she and her work have appeared in numerous outlets including Time, Vogue, Outside Magazine, the Utne Reader, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Sierra Magazine. She lives with her husband and two dogs on the McKenzie River in Eugene, Oregon.