Your Brain on Nature: A Q&A with Alan Logan, N.D., about the benefits of nature on our mental health

Shell Conservation Intern Hurst Gannon, Sight Point, Nova Scotia (Photo by NCC)

Shell Conservation Intern Hurst Gannon, Sight Point, Nova Scotia (Photo by NCC)

Alan Logan, co-author of Your Brain on Nature, has become a household name here at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Since its publication in 2012, the book has become a rallying cry for the importance of spending time in nature. In it,...

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This holiday, take time to enjoy the winter wonderland

Winter hiking on the Niagara Escarpment (photo by Al Thompson)

Winter hiking on the Niagara Escarpment (Photo by Al Thompson)

With winter storms battering the country from coast to coast and the mercury dropping, it's easy to want to huddle inside by the fireplace. But most of us find that we're happier when we get outside. For my husband and me, some of our happiest...

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With deer in cedar: A call to get children back into nature

Looking for wild things at the lake (Photo by Erica Thompson/NCC staff)

Looking for wild things at the lake (Photo by Erica Thompson/NCC staff)

To witness a deer in full flight is astounding. It’s particularly impressive when you are standing only a few feet from its flight path. I was walking with friends and their one-year-old son at the back of their farm on the Niagara...

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