Hazel Borys, Bio-Electromagnetics and Nature’s Healing Ways
Begins: Wednesday January 25, 2017
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We like to think of ourselves as chemical and mechanical organisms, without getting how energetic we really are. Bio-electromagnetism looks at the subtle–and not so subtle–energies that regulate living organisms. This includes the neural communications within your nervous system, the electromagnetic field across your heart that keeps it beating, electric pulses that contract and release muscles, and even the way that the charge across your cell walls changes to take in nutrients and discard waste. So when spring calls you outdoors to plunge your hands into some soil at your community garden or in your back yard, it isn’t just because you have cabin fever after a long winter, it’s also because your body needs those ions.
How we green our cities may be a life and death issue. People with greenery close to home have significantly lower mortality rates, according to new analysis of the extensive Nurses’ Health Study. Biophilia–or the love of living systems–particularly where nature has been integrated into urbanism, helps us be well.
Cities make land use and transportation choices that impact the earth, with compact development patterns allowing rural preservation. Our children struggle with nature deficit disorder, so let’s think about how we Winnipeggers can help reconnect with nature and create active, connected playborhoods for us all!
Hazel Borys is President of PlaceMakers, a city planning firm working throughout the US and Canada. She guides governments through land use law reforms–allowing walkable, mixed-use, compact, resilient places to develop by-right–and helps developers get things built under the increasingly prevalent character-based codes of the new economy.
Tickets: $20, $10 for WAG members/seniors • Free for students and members of The Associates