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Evidence of Nature Benefits for Mental Wellness #3

Every individual can cope with the normal stresses of life.   “Stress response is triggered by the physical elements of our surroundings, by unpleasant social interactions, or by a perception of something threatening or fearful. When stressed one’s body releases hormones, such as cortisol, that trigger an inner ‘fight or flight’ response. Frequent stress response…

Evidence of Nature Benefits for Mental Wellness #2

Every individual realizes his or her own potential. “Decades ago Abraham Maslow described the concept of a hierarchy of human needs.  The major idea is that people have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter. Once these needs are satisfied, a person, through learning, work, constructive action, and relationships with other people, ascends a…

Evidence of Nature Benefits for Mental Wellness #1

Every individual can work productively and fruitfully. “Early city beautification programs focused on quality of life and generating a harmonious social order within crowded industrial cities. Today, incorporating nature into everyday places is seen as important for an additional reason—the effects on quality of life and human productivity. Cities with amenities are more desirable, and…

Feeling Stressed? Take a Time Out in Nature

Can I benefit from simply viewing trees or a garden from my window? “Research evidence shows that environments with natural elements have restorative or stress reducing effects, more so than those without nature. Views of nature (such as trees water, or a garden) appear to have more positive influences on psychological and physiological states, compared…

Recommended Reading: Stress Response Report

When confronted with a stressful situation, what is your coping mechanism? Do you take a few deep breaths before tackling the problem? Scientists say maybe you should try going outside for a walk to relieve stress in your daily life. “More than 100 studies now confirm that stress reduction and mental restoration are significant benefits…

"A quiet place. My soul grows still. This, indeed, is a balm for the weary, a shelter for the beaten. I am so grateful for this sacred space. I am now renewed."

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