The little girl, Freda Bedi, would grow up, move to India and, in 1966, become the first Western woman to become a fully ordained Tibetan Buddhist Nun. The friend of Gandhi and later the Dalai Lama, she helped the Tibetan leader in exile to establish schools for Tibetan refugees. Because of her selfless service, many Tibetans regard Fred as a living Buddha.
Nature heals and people would feel better and, likely be better persons, if they spent more time outside. Science verifies nature's healing powers. Some examples:
- One recent study tested over 1,200 elderly adults. Those who had not engaged in outdoor recreation in the past year were the most prone to major depression. Those who spent time outside four or more times a week suffered the least depression.
- Another study, published in 2003, found that health increased with the amount of greenspace in one’s living environment.