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    From the University of Arkansas:

    It is no secret that being in the woods away from concrete, asphalt, and our daily pressures makes us feel good, and that's why a growing number of psychologists say that many of the current problems facing people today - depression, anxiety, and stress are due, in part, to our alienation from Nature. Nature makes no demands of us. We just discover Nature and go as far as we want with it as individuals.

    "If the answer to the question 'When was the last time you really felt alive and energized?' relates to an experience in Nature, you are in the company of the vast majority of Americans", according to Donald Wleklinski, Mental Health Clinical Coordinator at the University of Arkansas. Wleklinski says this is as easy as taking a hike in the woods. He will address this fascinating and enlightening subject at Hobbs State Park, as he describes how the mind needs Nature, in his presentation, "The Healing Power of Nature".

    Where: Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area visitor center located on U.S. Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection.

    When: 2:00 p.m. Saturday January 26

    Cost: Free

    This presentation is a continuation of the Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series. The public is invited. For more information call: 479-789-5000

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