Forest bathing (Shinrin - yoku) is a medicinal practise that is centuries - old, first founded in Japan in the 1980s as a therapy for city dwellers who were feeling the crush of city life during the country's tech boom. The government took notice of the detrimental impact urban living was having on its citizens: from navigating dense populations, working long hours in the office and finding little green space in their radius, people were reporting more cases of depression, stress and myriad body ailments - all due to a sensory overload with their day - to - day routines. Forest bathing became the antidote for the grind: spend a few hours immersed in nature, and you will be healed of all that ails you.
Banksy was here Maybe. Outdoor art installations not only define a public space but also tend to pop up in inanimate side streets and highway underpasses we rarely venture through. It's thrilling to stumble upon a graffiti wall or open - air artworks, both of which have the added benefit of being larger - than - life: With all that space, artists can push their canvas.
Winter ushers in one of my favorite times of year: Parka Season. Unfortunately, here in Chicago the temperatures have only briefly dipped below 35, which in my opinion does not make it cold enough to finally break out the parka. My fellow UChicago students appear to feel very differently about this Canada Goose Coats matter as parkas appeared all across campus the first day below 50.
Relaxed - fit. D - Ring hardware and concealed bungee - style drawstring at waist. Made for utility, but designed for life, the E90 backpack (a first for Canada Goose) offers side drawstring pouches and a top zip pocket to keep essentials close and easy to access, plus a removable cross body bag that snaps into the interior.