Nature has vital therapeutic effects. My favourite place in nature is the forest. Any forest. This is where I feel the best.
The Japanese enjoy an activity called forest bathing. Instigated in 1982 by their Forest Agency, it has become a recognized relaxation/stress management activity.
Studies have found that spending time in the forest creates a calming effect throughout the nervous system. Benefits of forest bathing include reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness.
Being in nature is essential for human health. That is why when the going gets tough, the tough go to the forest.