• The Nature Principle Book, The Profound Questions in the Nature Principle, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/24/nature-principle/(opens in a new tab), #thenatureprinciple #plants #mentalhealth #books #RichardLouv #destressing

    #11 The Profound Questions in the Nature Principle

    In his book, The Nature Principle, journalist Richard Louv brilliantly explores the restorative powers of the natural world. It’s a great compendium of the physical and psychological benefits of being in nature. In addition to compelling research, Louv uses interesting anecdotal evidence and his own personal experiences to lay out…

  • Street With Trees, A Ridiculously Easy Way to Relax With Trees, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/02/18/relax-with-trees, #relaxation #stress #trees #fractalpatterns #mentalhealth #plants #nature #city #destressing #walking

    #6 A Ridiculously Easy Way to Relax With Trees

    So yesterday I talked about looking at plant photos as a way to relax. Today, I’m going to offer an easy way to relax with trees. First, we need to refer back to the benefits of looking at fractal patterns, which I explored the other day. These are the patterns…

  • 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…

  • Galentines Day, The Perfect Way for Me to Celebrate Galentine's Day, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/02/13/galentines-day/ #GalentinesDay #LeslieKnope #WaverlyFitzgerald #books #writing #Seattle #literary #memorial #friendship #inspiration

    The Perfect Way for Me to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

    I have watched every episode of the show Parks and Recreation, many of them twice. And yet I never remembered Leslie Knope talking about Galentine’s Day. What is Galentine’s Day? Well, as Leslie says, it’s ladies celebrating ladies. A day, right before Valentine’s Day, when you recognize those special female…