Engligh with a minor in Environmental Studies
59: How a Nature Fix Can Boost Your Mood With Florence Williams, The Nature Fix [Main T4C Episode]
Florence William’s career as a journalist, author, podcaster, and reporter has frequently focused on the environment, health and science. On this episode of Time4Coffee, Florence discusses the health benefits of spending more time in the great outdoors, and how just one hour a week in nature can heighten your mood,..
“Nearby nature can really give us some benefit if you’re studying or if you’re working, it’s great to find a window where you have a view of nature. Look up occasionally, let your eyes, perceptual systems, your visual cortex take in some of that beautiful fractal, geometry of nature.”
Best Career Advice
“If you love something enough to know that you wanna keep keep doing it, you just have to expect some rejection and some failure and not take it quite so seriously.”
“I got an assignment from the New York Times magazine, which was really prestigious. And I was feeling quite pleased with myself and I worked really hard on it and they ended up throwing it, and that’s just something that happens in this industry, but I was devastated. I had told my friends, I was writing an article for the New York Times magazine. Then all of a sudden, I was not anymore. I think at that point I could have just given up and said, this field is too hard. It doesn’t feel good to be rejected. I don’t want to do this anymore… I actually think part of what built resilience in me was the fact that I was spending so much time outside.”