• Broken Walnut, Changing Your Life From Broken to Broken Open, Daily Stress Releaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/22/broken-to-broken-open, #dailystressreleaf #plants #stress #destressing #mentalhealth #inspiration #changingyourlife #transformingyourself #happiness #DavidBrooks #TedTalk

    #9 Changing Your Life From Broken to Broken Open

    For today’s Daily Stress Releaf, I want to talk about a profound thought I recently heard. The other day I watched David Brooks give a great Ted Talk. He talked about how intensely empty he felt after he’d gotten divorced. He said he’d fallen for the lies that our culture…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Karen Hugg on Twitter, How I Discovered Peace in the Stress of Social Media, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/10/19/social-media/(opens in a new tab) #socialmedia #author #books #authorbrand #authorwebsites #depression #mental health

    How I Discovered Peace in the Stress of Social Media

    Social media has always been a source of stress for me. I’ve had a like-it/hate-it relationship with it for a long time. I like when I make a new friend via Twitter or Instagram. It’s wonderful to exchange shared interests and thoughtful ideas with someone new in your life, especially…