Nature’s Health Benefits It is widely accepted that time spent outdoors has both physical and psychological benefits. Yet, the average person spends nearly 87% of their time indoors and 7% of their time in vehicles. Put another way, most of us spend less than 5 hours per week in natural environments. This is a shame;… read more
In a day and age when technology reigns and face-to-face interactions have fallen by the wayside, spending time outside has lost some of its appeal. Despite this, outdoor activity can play a major role in gaining and maintaining mental health. By building communities with your fellow outdoorspeople, increasing your psychological resilience, and just plain enjoying… read more
Our bodies go through myriad changes as we age; in terms of stress, as we grow older, we are both exposed to new physical stressors and begin to handle those stressors in a different way. This post seeks to break down those stress-related changes and provide methods for coping with them. How Our Bodies Respond… read more
Studies suggest that Floral Essences are a powerful adjunct to traditional therapy; while their effects tend to be more subtle than those of prescription medications, FEs have been known to reduce stress, anxiety, and low mood.
Research suggests that simply looking at nature increases cognitive functioning, decreasing omission errors and resulting in more consistent task-responses. So when you’re feeling stuck or distracted, give yourself a microbreak (about 40 seconds) to stare at nature in any form.
Wow, this summer has been a hot and sunny one! I hope everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, fresh air, and time outside. I know I look forward to my daily lunch breaks on the benches in Dupont Circle. The awesome part about the great outdoors is that nature positively impacts our… read more
If life is a film and individuals are the cameras, one thing is for sure: we love our close up shots. It’s easy to become enveloped in our own quotidian dramas, from miscommunications at the office to frustrating commutes. Yet which camera shots are more beautiful, the close ups of the actors’ angry faces or… read more