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Nature Cure Podcast

A four-part audio series exploring the challenges of our hyper-connected digital lives—and why getting outside may be the best solution

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Nature RX, Ep 1 Jun 19, 2019

Why a Walk in the Woods Cures the Blues

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About six years ago, ecologist Chris Morgan was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room when he picked up a copy of Outside and read the cover story, “Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning." The article, written by Florence Williams, explored the scientific basis for something that Morgan had intuitively felt all his life: being in nature is inherently healing and leaves us feeling more alert, alive, and content. Ever since, he wanted to have his own guided nature experience. For this second installment of our Nature Cure series, Morgan shares a story from his new podcast The Wild, in which he goes forest bathing in the Pacific Northwest, then asks Williams, What happened to me out there?

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Nature RX, Ep 2 Jun 6, 2019

The Radically Simple Digital Diet We All Need

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These days our smartphone addiction has gotten so intense that many of us now habitually use the devices even when we’re supposedly unplugging. We listen to podcasts on our trail runs and endlessly document our weekend adventures for Instagram. All this has author Cal Newport deeply concerned. Newport has made a name for himself as a sort of canary in the digital coal mine, writing about the perils of our screen-dependent modern lifestyles. Last winter he published Digital Minimalism, a manifesto that proposes a reimagining of our relationship with technology that begins with a 30-day digital diet. In this first episode of a four-part series we're calling the Nature Cure, Outside editor Christopher Keyes talks with Newport about his radical—but very simple—approach to technology and how it can work for everyone.

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