• 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…

  • Bee on a Black-eyed Susan, A Bee on a Wildflower Is Wonderful Stress ReLeaf, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/02/bee on a wildflower/(opens in a new tab), #freewildflowers #wildflowers #bees #dailystressreleaf #spring #plants #gardening #seeds #free

    #17 A Bee on a Wildflower Is Wonderful Stress ReLeaf

    You know how in summer you might notice a bee on a wildflower, collecting pollen and getting nectar? Usually the temperature’s warm and the sun’s out. The flower glows with color. You may hear a faint buzz, the song of birds. At that moment, you often feel a brief interlude…

  • Head Planter, Three Unique Ways to Play With Plants, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/01/ways-to-play-with-plants/, #play #plants #uniqueplanters #food #fantasygarden #fairygarden #dailystressreleaf #destressing #relaxation #gardening #food #vegetablechips

    #16 Three Unique Ways to Play With Plants

    A couple days ago, I talked about the importance of playing with plants. As I mentioned, play researchers have found play boosts our spirits and deters sadness. So today I thought I’d offer three unique ways to play with plants. There are, of course, many ways to play with plants…

  • Fractal Pattern Leaf, One More Lovely Fractal Pattern Leaf For You, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/28/fractal-pattern-leaf/(opens in a new tab), #dailystressreleaf, #plants, #relaxation, #mentalhealth, #destressing, #stress, #fractalpattern

    #15 One More Lovely Fractal Pattern Leaf For You

    Yesterday, in writing about why playing with plants makes us happy, I came across this lovely fractal pattern leaf. So for today’s Daily Stress ReLeaf, I thought I’d do a short post and share it. You may have learned from a previous post about why gazing at these fractal images…