The Mental Health Benefits Of Forest Bathing

AKA Shinrin-yoku in Japanese

I live in a big city. Well, actually, the suburbs of a big city. But still, I’m surrounded by houses, traffic, sometimes construction, noise, lights — near a busy highway.

During the pandemic, at the start especially, I really felt the benefits of getting outside for walks with our dog. Even just around my local…



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Caitlin McColl

I write about mental health, the future, grief & loss, mindfulness, general life musings (+ fiction and poetry!). ❤️coffee & dogs. 🇨🇦