Kearney, Michael, “Returning to Sacred Ground” Edward Bastian’s book, Meditations for InterSpiritual Wisdom: Practices and Readings Drawn from the World’s Spiritual Traditions.
Jill Suttie “How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative” Greater Good Center, March 2, 2016 (full text)
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C Chalquist “A Look at the Ecotherapy Research Evidence” Emory University (full report)
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