Five years ago Outside Magazine ran an award winning cover story by Michael Roberts about Blue Mind called "This Is Your Brain On Nature".
Since then we've held seven annual summits, given more than 300 presentations around the world and the bestselling book Blue Mind has been translated into a dozen langauges and formats, jump-starting a global conversation about the restorative qualities of time spent in nature and the true value of healthy, wet & wild places.
This month National Georgraphic's Magazine and Channel both get in the water with some of the scientists who have spoken at the Blue Mind Summits and appear in the book!
These are some beautiful images, writing and interviews.
And the ideas are world-changing.
Story by Florence Williams
Photographs by Lucas Foglia
As humans become more addicted to technology and withdrawn from nature, our brains are becoming rewired. Nature writer David Gessner explains why bringing nature back into our lives is so important.