• 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…

  • 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…

  • Robert Jordan Quote, How to Bend and Be Resilient, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/06/16/how-to-bend-and-be-resilient/ #quotes #RobertJordan #resilient #resilience #inspiration

    How to Bend and Be Resilient

    I've been thinking about how to be resilient this weekend, how to bounce back from challenges and setbacks. On one day, you encounter obstacles and the stresses of life. Stuff that's important that may not work out. Important stuff. So what helps us recover?

  • Vase in Garden, A Tormented Gardener in a Garden of Bliss, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/24/garden-of-bliss/, #gardening #garden #plants #KarenHugg

    A Tormented Gardener in a Garden of Bliss

    Good morning! Today I begin a series of Saturday posts on my garden of bliss (and torment). It’s a big garden, a garden on the edge of a ravine and creek, and a garden that’s made me both extremely happy and incredibly depressed. I’ll tell you why I was depressed…

  • Fern Fiddlehead, On Being Astonished and Capturing the Sight in a Poem, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/03/on-being-astonished-and-capturing-the-sight-in-a-poem/ #ThomasAThomas #poems #poetry #photography #fern #plants #gardening #photos

    On Being Astonished and Capturing the Sight in a Poem

    Here's one insight poet Thomas A. Thomas shared during our chat the other day: "There is enough awfulness in the world, and I pay attention to that too. But I want to look at what makes the horrors worth fighting through, what makes the suffering bearable." Check out this interesting…

  • Why I Wrote a Novel About a Tree That Sings, https://karenhugg.com/2018/11/12/tree, Karen Hugg #tree #novel #SongoftheTreeHollow #Seattle #book

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Tree That Sings: Part One

    Hey everyone, I’ve published a short novel called Song of the Tree Hollow. It’s a literary mystery about a young woman who discovers she has a magical touch with plants — and unfortunately, a dark family history. It was fun to write, and one of my warmer, quirkier stories. I…