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‘Peace and clarity’: What spending time outdoors can do for your heart, mind and spirituality

Deseret News, Sept. 2, 2020

September 2, 2020

‘Peace and clarity’: What spending time outdoors can do for your heart, mind and spirituality

2016 Time magazine article … also reported that seeing a stunning waterfall or breathtaking landscape can stimulate feelings of unselfishness and generosity, according to a 2015 study at the University of California, Irvine. “Experiences of awe attune people to things larger than themselves,” researcher Paul Piff said in the article.  “They cause individuals to feel less entitled, less selfish, and to behave in more generous and helping ways.”