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In addition to the health benefits from interacting with nature, urban green spaces provide opportunities for self-reflection and quiet. One overlooked benefit of community green spaces are the benches and places to rest, think and write.
Each community green space supported by the TKF Foundation includes an iconic bench. The benches are made from reclaimed pickle barrel wood that is more than 100 years old. They are an integral part of each civic sacred place. A specially created waterproof, blank book and pen combination – located beneath the bench – invites visitors to an Open Space Sacred Place to articulate their experience. Visitors share words or images of the experience of being in the space. These are now shared with our online readers through #benchstories. More than a simple diary, record, or log of daily events, each journal is a collection of inspiring thoughts and reflections that attest to our need for opportunities to connect with each other and be in nature.
For many, writing in a journal can provide therapeutic and creative benefits. Writing in a journal about daily events, your feelings, your goals or something that troubles you are all known to benefit health in different ways.Read more