• Dahlia, It's Official, Flowers Make People Relax, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/11/flowers-make-people-relax/(opens in a new tab), #dailystressreleaf, #plants #destressing #stress #relaxation #dahlia #flowers #mentalhealth

    #25 It’s Official, Flowers Make People Relax

    In my last post, I talked about the amazing effects of forest bathing. Today, I want to talk about another study that Japanese researcher Yoshifumi Miyazaki conducted. It shows some interesting results on whether flowers make people relax. A Small but Key Study Miyazaki’s team wanted to see if there…

  • Forest, The Amazing Effects of Forest Bathing, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/11/effects-of-forest-bathing/ #forestbathing #effects #shinrinyoku #Japan #woods #nature #relaxation #destressing #stress #mentalhealth

    #24 The Amazing Effects of Forest Bathing

    By now, you may have heard of forest bathing. Though it has a dreamy Western name, it’s really just the act of mindfully walking among trees. Researchers started investigating its health benefits in 2004. Dr. Qing Li, a professor and immunologist at Nippon Medical School and vice president of the…

  • The Nature Fix Book, A Great Book About the Restorative Effects of Nature, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/07/book-restorative-effects-nature/, #plants #naturefix #dailystressreleaf #florencewilliams #restorativeeffects #nature #destressing #mentalhealth #books

    #22 A Great Book About the Restorative Effects of Nature

    In 2017, Florence Williams wrote an outstanding book called The Nature Fix. It’s the best collection I’ve read about the science behind the restorative effects of nature. (It’s akin to Richard Louv’s The Nature Principle but more focused solely on the science.) Williams traveled the globe from Japan to Utah…

  • Plant Paintings, These Plant Paintings Made My Stress Magically Disappear, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/05/plant-paintings/ #plant #paintings #art #dailystressreleaf #stress #destressing #Northwest #CindraAvery #MelissaNewell

    #21 These Plant Paintings Made My Stress Magically Disappear

    I was passing by our local art gallery the other day, feeling rushed and worried. Then I noticed these gorgeous paintings. They’re a collaboration by Cindra Avery and Melissa Newell who are both local Northwest artists. I couldn’t stop gazing at these magnificent paintings of leaves. They locked me into…

  • Pink Roses, Do Cut Flowers Put You in a Better Mood? Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/04/cut-flowers-better-mood, #cutflowers #bettermood #dailystressreleaf #plants #relaxation #destressing #mentalhealth #roses

    #19 Do Cut Flowers Put You in a Better Mood?

    Yesterday for Daily Stress ReLeaf, I talked about a book that teaches readers how to create a sacred garden space. Jessi Bloom’s Creating Sanctuary talks about honoring yourself and how your garden can be a reflection of that. But what if you don’t have a garden or any outdoor space?…

  • Creating Sanctuary Book, A Book on How to Create a Sacred Garden Space, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/03/sacred-garden-space/, #creatingsanctuary #plants #books #destressing #relaxation #gardening #jessibloom #garden #sacred

    #18 A Book on How to Create a Sacred Garden Space

    Jessi Bloom’s Creating Sanctuary is a beautiful guide on how to honor your land while honoring your self. It’s part garden design, part plant-based medicine, part soul-healing. She talks about creating a sacred garden space that aligns with your spiritual self before advising on how best to care for that…