NAWRB Magazine Volume 11, Issue 1 Collaboration Breathes Success

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Nature is Your New Roommate: The Benefits of Biophilic Design When you step into a room where sunlight spills onto the floor, plants drape from the ceiling, and fresh-picked flowers grace the table, how do you feel? If you’re like most people, you become more relaxed and happier. Several studies have shown that being surrounded by nature can reduce anxiety, relieve stress, and make you happier and more creative. However, according to the EPA’s Report on the Environment, the average American spends over 90% of their time indoors. Spending so much time trapped indoors can be dangerous for our health and wellbeing. How do we combat the negative effects of staying inside? This is where biophilic design becomes a key solution. 10


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