Florence Williams

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Co-sponsored by Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine and the Mesa Refuge

Join us for an evening with Florence Williams discussing her book, The Nature Fix, and in conversation with Integrative Family and Community Medicine physician, Dr. Anna O'Malley.

From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.

Florence Williams is a journalist, bestselling author, podcaster and public speaker. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York TimesNew York Times MagazineNational Geographic, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. She is also the writer and host of the Audible Original series, Breasts Unbound, as well as Outside Magazine’s Double-X Factor podcast. Her public speaking includes keynotes at Google, the Smithsonian, the Seattle Zoo, the Aspen Ideas Festival and many other corporate, academic and nonprofit venues.

Anna O'Malley, MD is the Executive Director of the Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine, and an Integrative Family and Community Medicine physician in West Marin. She believes that human beings can find their way back to the medicine of being in reciprocal relationship with the Earth, and is inspired by deep healing on every level. Anna was a Bravewell Fellow at University of Arizona’s Program in Integrative Medicine, and completed her residency training at University of California San Francisco’s General Hospital.