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We should all adopt ‘hanami,’ the Japanese tradition of flower viewing : TreeHugger

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***Personal Development Series: The Power of Flowers in the Spring***

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          It’s spring, the cherry blossoms are in bloom, tulips and daffodils sway in the breeze, garden and flower shows draw us within. I think that TreeHugger’s idea of adopting “hanami,” the Japanese tradition of flower viewing is just what we need. Enjoy this lovely essay.

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Source: We should all adopt ‘hanami,’ the Japanese tradition of flower viewing : TreeHugger

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Spring!

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Nature calms the brain and heals the body | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation

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***The Healing Power of Nature, We All Need It***

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          When I was growing up I spent many hours exploring the acres of woodland behind our house. We all need to lose ourselves in nature as often as we can.This essay from the David Suzuki Foundation shares research supporting the positive effects that spending time in a natural setting offers us. Make room in your life for these healing interludes.

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“Spending time in nature regularly is not a panacea for mental health but it’s an essential component of health and psychological resilience. Nature helps us withstand and recover from life’s challenges. Even city dwellers can find nearby nature — a garden, local park or trail — to give their overworked brains a break.”

Source: Nature calms the brain and heals the body | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates a Walk in the Woods!

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This Is Your Brain on Nature — National Geographic Magazine

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Reveling in Nature Is Good for You:

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     This is the start of the Fourth of July weekend here in the US, a good time to look at the ways nature can help us. This is a great article from National Geographic on the power of nature to soothe and heal us. Spend time in nature this weekend.

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“When we get closer to nature, be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree, we do our overstressed brains a favor.”

Source: This Is Your Brain on Nature — National Geographic Magazine

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Nature in Our Lives!

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