• 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,”…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Pink Roses, Do Cut Flowers Put You in a Better Mood? Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/04/cut-flowers-better-mood, #cutflowers #bettermood #dailystressreleaf #plants #relaxation #destressing #mentalhealth #roses

    #19 Do Cut Flowers Put You in a Better Mood?

    Yesterday for Daily Stress ReLeaf, I talked about a book that teaches readers how to create a sacred garden space. Jessi Bloom’s Creating Sanctuary talks about honoring yourself and how your garden can be a reflection of that. But what if you don’t have a garden or any outdoor space?…

  • Creating Sanctuary Book, A Book on How to Create a Sacred Garden Space, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/03/sacred-garden-space/, #creatingsanctuary #plants #books #destressing #relaxation #gardening #jessibloom #garden #sacred

    #18 A Book on How to Create a Sacred Garden Space

    Jessi Bloom’s Creating Sanctuary is a beautiful guide on how to honor your land while honoring your self. It’s part garden design, part plant-based medicine, part soul-healing. She talks about creating a sacred garden space that aligns with your spiritual self before advising on how best to care for that…

  • Head Planter, Three Unique Ways to Play With Plants, Daily Stress ReLeaf, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/03/01/ways-to-play-with-plants/, #play #plants #uniqueplanters #food #fantasygarden #fairygarden #dailystressreleaf #destressing #relaxation #gardening #food #vegetablechips

    #16 Three Unique Ways to Play With Plants

    A couple days ago, I talked about the importance of playing with plants. As I mentioned, play researchers have found play boosts our spirits and deters sadness. So today I thought I’d offer three unique ways to play with plants. There are, of course, many ways to play with plants…