• #8 Just One Houseplant Can Heal You

    Social media is jammed with dreamy images of perfect people with perfect houseplant collections, but the truth is just one houseplant can heal you from the stresses of the day. There are a lot of myths in those images anyway, some of which I’ll write about in a future post.…

  • Man With Houseplants, How to Relax With a Saturday Morning Plant Ritual, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/18/morning-plant-ritual/, #dailystressreleaf #houseplants #relaxation #Saturdaymorning #ritual #plants #destressing #stress #mentalhealth #MarieKondo #houseplantcare

    #7 How to Relax With a Saturday Morning Plant Ritual

    If you like houseplants, you may have a particular day you like to care for them. I’ve found it’s easiest for me to relax with a morning plant ritual every Saturday. After I wake up, I eat a light breakfast and, if I’ve slept well, ride my exercise bike. Then,…

  • Leaf Pattern, Frazzled? Look at These 3 Relaxing Plant Images, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/16/relaxing-plant-images/, #dailystressreleaf #leafpattern #fractalpattern #green #plants #relaxation #destressing

    #5 Frazzled? Look at These 3 Relaxing Plant Images

    Yesterday, I talked about fractal patterns and how they can reduce stress. Today, I want to share a few of those relaxing plant images. We know from research that constantly switching our attention back and forth, which we usually do during stressful times, creates mental exhaustion. So if you can…

  • Madrona Tree, Why Is Looking at Nature So Helpful For You? Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/15/looking-at-nature #plants #destressing #stress #relaxation #mentalhealth #lookingatnature #fractals #fractalpatterns #nature

    #4 Why Is Looking at Nature So Helpful For You?

    Looking at nature is so helpful for us because when we look at nature, we’re looking at fractal patterns. What are fractal patterns? Fractals are complex patterns that seem chaotic but actually repeat by simple processes. Scientists can measure them with mathematical equations. They occur all the time in our…

  • 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

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

    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…

  • Bleeding Heart Plant, Do Plants Make You Happier? Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/12/plants-make-you-happier/ #plants #happiness #plantsandmentalhealth #plantsmakeyouhappier #bleedingheart #gardening #garden #stress #stressrelief

    #1 Do Plants Make You Happier?

    Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about plants and mental health. Does having plants make you happier? They’ve made me happy for over two decades now and in turn, as a professional gardener I made many people happy by helping them with their gardens. Over the years, my clients have…