How being in nature helps us to not feel so overwhelmed

Just as a note, on this site I am posting not just about my project, but about things I find that catch my attention and relate to autism in general.

This, while not specifically about autism, really strikes me as worth posting.  There was an article in The Globe and Mail about our state of mind and getting back to nature.

It struck me because, in my experience, those who get overwhelmed easily, particularly those on the autism spectrum, get so overwhelmed because of the way our modern society is set up.  It is set up in an overstimulating way, as everything begs to grab out attention.  Getting back to nature, even just for a short walk, literally uses our attention in a gentler way – not grabbing it, but moving it in a more relaxed direction.


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