While it seems hard to imagine the FDA ever giving it official recognition, forest bathing is a federally-recognized relaxation and/or stress management activity in Japan. Called shinrin-yoku this method for healthful living can help the type-A's among us forget about bottom lines and think more about balance. Forest bathing is said to increase a hormone that affects (positively, we assume) the heart and metabolism, also reducing anxiety, depression, anger, fatigue, and emotional confusion. I'll take some of that! At the Northlake Nature Center, Donna Caire will introduce participants to forest bathing during a leisurely, one and a half hour session. 3 pm at 23135 Hwy 190 East. Reservations required. Free for members, non-members $5. (985) 626-1238 or northlakenature.org.