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get back to nature

To embrace or begin to embrace a lifestyle that values and attempts to increase time spent outdoors or in rural or wild places, and related activities, in contrast to modern urban life. My hippie sister really wanted to get back to nature, but I like modern technology too much to do that.
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get (or go) back to nature

return to the type of life (regarded as being more in tune with nature) that existed before the development of complex industrial societies.
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If you live in an apartment and work in an office, spend your vacation getting back to nature. If you work in the outdoors and live in the country, consider visiting a culturally rich urban center.
By getting back to nature and enjoying the touch, look, and smell of soil and plants, you can significantly reduce stress.
If you like the idea of getting back to nature without giving up your creature comforts, then the Anantara Desert Islands Resort and Spa off the coast of Abu Dhabi is definitely worth a visit.
VOLUNTEERS spent the day getting back to nature to help transform overgrown land at a Coventry school.
For getting back to nature, not much can equal the scenery provided by the 19 waterfalls that grace Watkins Glen State Park.
That's why there is great interest in getting back to nature and using biotechnology.
(It's wrenching to walk away from your garden.) Some people think I'm nuts, but I know getting back to nature is the only thing that will save me.
"The removal of two dams on Washington's Elwha River, beginning in 2009, will be one of the most significant river restoration projects of our time and a boon for resident orcas," says Josh Walter, Northwest rivers coordinator for the National Parks Conservation Association (see "Getting Back to Nature").
He chose to take off his clothes, somehow getting back to nature. A key reference for Daniel, who is a dancer, was Thek's Meat Piece with Warhol Brillo Box, 1965.
If getting back to nature is your thing, Center Parcs may be for you.
Whether for the bathroom vanity or the kitchen counter, surfacing materials are getting back to nature with colors and patterns that evoke the many shades, textures, and shapes of landscapes--from forest to desert, beach to prairie, and even to the stars and sky.--S.L.M.
He wants as many converts as possible to savor the challenges and joys of living off the land and getting back to nature. This biography is a combination of the fond observations of a family friend, enhanced by his family's cooperation, and an upfront dissection by an outside observer.
ATLANTA-The basic bedding category is getting back to nature.
But, recently, more and more people are packing their bags and getting back to nature and to tradition in Canada's north country.
A wildlife garden is an ideal way of getting back to nature when life becomes stressful.