Increasingly, science is revealing the benefits of time spent in nature, even short amounts of time. The solitude, quiet and beauty of the natural world can be incredibly calming and restorative; we know that brisk walking boosts endorphins, the feel-good hormones that improve our moods and lower stress and mild depression.
At Cathedral Park, the trees have much to teach us about slowing down and leaning into nature’s gentle rhythm. The song of a single bird can put a smile on our faces. Gently-flowing fountains ask us to stop and listen.