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Embrace the great outdoors and see how spending time in nature can improve your mental, physical, and spiritual health with this beautifully illustrated guide to the Norwegian concept of friluftlsiv. Translated from Norwegian as "free life air," friluftsliv highlights the basic need for humans to get outside and connect with the natural world. It's not about conquering nature, as in climbing the highest mountain, or about camping and other activities: it's about truly finding harmony and becoming one with the outdoors. Whether you live in the city or out in the countryside, this inspiring guide will show you how to enter a friluftsliv state of mind. It explains how spending time in nature and feeling its rhythms, even when it's something as simple as a magical Sunday walk in a local park, can improve our well-being and encourage productive self-reflection.
About the Author
Since penning the books Wabi Sabi: Finding Beauty in Imperfection and Shinrin-Yoku: The Healing Art of Forest Bathing, Oliver Luke Delorie has traveled from the wilds of the Alaskan wilderness to the wind-swept islands of Scandinavia living the "free air life" philosophy of friluftsliv on his way home to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.