Connect with Nature

One of the Best Things You Can Do for Yourself, Others and Planet Earth

Non-Fiction - Self Help
258 Pages
Reviewed on 07/17/2022
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Author Biography

Dr Les Higgins is a deeply nature connected person. He has experienced the life-enhancing power of nature directly and extensively, mainly through bushwalking, trekking and gardening. An enthusiastic and experienced bushwalker, he is a life member of the Yarrawood Bushwalking Club, which he helped establish in 1982. Keen to share his great love of nature with others. he has co-led over 30 introductory and advanced courses in bushwalking and camping. The bushwalking guidebook he co-authored, A Day in the Bush, was published in 2000. A revised edition is still in print. He has also led numerous treks in Nepal and India.

Les has a background in education, psychology and health promotion. Before retiring, he was an associate professor at the University of Sydney. Intrigued by his observation that people (including himself) benefit in all sorts of ways from connecting with nature, he has devoted his retirement to discovering what science had to say about the matter. After more than 20 years of reading, thinking and writing, he finds himself on a mission. That mission is to spread the message that connecting with nature is one of the best ways of caring for ourselves, others and the natural environment. As well as his book, Connect with Nature, Les shares this message through his blog, Our Green Genes, and a podcast series, Connecting with Nature.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

When you hear the word 'nature,' what comes to mind? Is it something visual, spiritual, physical, mental, or nothing at all? Nature has a way of healing, connecting, engaging, and speaking by releasing your senses when you allow it. If you want to learn more about nature-connectedness, get a copy of Connect with Nature: One of the Best Things You Can Do for Yourself, Others and Planet Earth by Les C Higgins as your guide. In this book, you will learn so much about how connecting with nature can help heal you and your family by feeling the energy that it emits. Discover what you can do to help take care of nature so that it will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Based on the author's personal experiences, he and his family were able to embark on strengthening their family connection and exploring different ways to exercise, all while taking in the beauty that nature has to offer. If you're a newbie looking to get in touch with nature or seeking to learn about the different activities that are available in your natural environment, this book is for you.

Connect with Nature by Les C Higgins offers many nuggets that are ideal for anyone at any age. Getting in touch with nature is as close as your backyard or local park. Nature consists of the trees, insects, and just listening to the silence as the birds glide through the air. Les advises on the best approach to exploring nature's beauty. We don't respect and pay enough attention to nature. Take a look at the impact that global warming is having on us. We can make a difference in how we interact with nature. Nature offers so many benefits but most importantly it can build communities and relationships within your family, neighborhood, different organizations, and groups. It can also improve health, confidence, and self-esteem and bring awareness as to what each of us can do to create the proper balance within nature. Enjoy!