• Lavender, The Only Two Herbs You Need to Lower Stress, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/17/two-herbs-lower-stress/(opens in a new tab) #dailystressreleaf, #plants, #destressing, #mentalhealth #herbs #lavender #rosemary #lowerstress #stress #relaxation #anxiety

    #30 The Only Two Herbs You Need to Lower Stress

    In this last post about stress relief and plants, I’d like to spotlight a couple plants that are easy care yet powerful. They’re kinda the only two herbs you really need to lower stress. Many gardeners across America, at least living down to zone 5, can grow them. Both will…

  • Woman in Woods, How Time Immersed in Plants Saved My Sanity, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/17/plants-saved-sanity #dailystressreleaf #plants #sanity #mentalhealth #relaxation #destressing #stress #gardening

    #29 How Time Immersed in Plants Saved My Sanity

    Like a lot of moms, when I had small children, I was super stressed out. Anyone with multiple kids knows how difficult life can be when the kids are young and active. Plus, in my case, my youngest child was cognitively delayed so when she went through the “terrible twos,”…

  • Woman and plants, Does Being in Greenery Alleviate Covid Depression? Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/12/greenery-and-depression #covid #depression #greenery #trees #plants #destressing #anxiety #mentalhealth

    #27 Does Being in Greenery Alleviate Covid Depression?

    European researchers recently conducted a survey of 323 Bulgarian students to learn whether seeing greenery in or near their home helped them avoid sadness and depression during Covid. Though it was a study where subjects self-reported symptoms, they found some interesting answers about greenery and depression. One Dose of a…

  • 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…