Louv, the author of the bestsellers Last Child in the Woods (2005) and The Nature Principle (2011), coined the term "nature-deficit disorder" to describe the loss of connection children increasingly feel with the natural world. Nature-deficit disorder is not a clinically recognized condition, he explains, but rather a term to evoke a loss of communion with other living things. Nevertheless, he argues, nature-deficit disorder affects "health, spiritual well-being, and many other areas, including [people's] ability to feel ultimately alive."
Many of our lives are spent indoors in front of a computer. Take a lesson from this article when planning a corporate conference or retreat. Bring the activities outside.
Mariners Landing Resort and Conference Center is 1,000 acres located on Smith Mountain Lake. The resort has multiple event venue space, 3 outdoor pools, indoor heated lap pool and activity center, 24/7 fitness center, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, golf, walking trail with fitness station and a lake for water play. Are you looking for more? The Mariners Landing bus and van are available to take your conference off site for excursions to wineries, brewery, or Smith Mountain Lake State Park.