• Daily Stress ReLeaf,  Plants & Happiness

    #3 Is Taking a Plant Break Really That Important?

    Woman Looking at Plants, Is Taking a Plant Break Really That Important? Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/14/taking-a-break/(opens in a new tab) #plants #stress #destressing #takingabreak #DanielLevitin #attentionrestoration #meditation #fivesteps #biophilia #dailystressreleaf

    Do you often feel like you have so much going on that taking a break is out of the question? Or perhaps you feel like taking a break is important but you can’t seem to find the time? If you’re a busy mom like I am, you may also feel guilty for taking a break. It feels too luxurious, too indulgent, too all about you. But I’m here to tell you that the breaks you take are the single most important thing you can do today for your health. Neuroscientist…

  • Daily Stress ReLeaf,  Plants & Happiness

    #2 Biophilia: What’s at the Heart of Craving Life

    Mom and child in woods, Biophilia: What's at the Heart of Craving Life, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/13/biophilia/(opens in a new tab) #biophilia #nature #plants #mentalhealth #healingplants #edwardowilson #dailystressreleaf #destressing #stress #gardening #happy #tree

    I want to share one of the most powerful concepts I know of about the human relationship to plants: biophilia. Biologist and naturalist, Edward O. Wilson popularized the term in the 1980s. It states we have an innate desire to seek out and be with other life forms and living systems. We crave life on a gut level. As this amazing thinker who’s studied living organisms, especially ants, for many decades says, we distinguish “life from the inanimate and move toward it like moths to a porch light.” And since…